|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Cohen, Cecilia, approximately 1806-1863.|
|Creator:||Hunter-Pearce & Battey (Savannah, Ga.)|
|Extent:||0.5 cubic feet (3 volumes)|
Cecilia Cohen was the daughter of Reverend Moses C. Cohen and sister of Solomon Cohen and Octavus Cohen. She never married.
Gratz Cohen (1845-1865), the son of Solomon Cohen, was killed in action in the Civil War.
Hunter, Pearce & Battey were cotton and naval stores factors and wholesale grocers. The partnership included John Heard Hunter, William K. Pearce, and Frank C. Battey. John Heard Hunter's wife was Fanny O'Driscoll, granddaughter of Solomon Cohen and grandniece of Cecilia Cohen. Frank C. Battey, one of the partners in the firm, Hunter, Pearce & Battey, was the brother-in-law of John Heard Hunter, having married Belle O'Driscoll.
This collection consists of the commonplace book of Cecilia Cohen, commonplace book and diary of Gratz Cohen as well as a scrapbook of Hunter, Pearce & Battey, 1890-1913. The scrapbook includes clippings, correspondence, and circulars regarding banks, cotton growing and manufacturing, naval stores, fertilizer, mutual funds, and insurance.
[item identification], Cohen-Hunter papers, MS 161, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Jeanne Hunter, 1959
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Commonplace book of Cecilia Cohen, 1826-1830|
|Includes original and copied poems with hand-painted watercolor illustrations.|
|2||Scrapbook of Hunter, Pearce & Battey, 1890-1913|
|The content includes clippings, correspondence, and circulars from banks and firms in Savannah, Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Douglas, Dublin, Louisville, and Valdosta in Georgia as well as out of state. Also included is information about the Alabama Chemical Company in Montgomery, Al, 1903-1909; Shreveport Brewing Co., Shreveport. La., 1913; and estimates of cotton acreage in the U.S., 1897-1901.|
|3||Commonplace book and diary of Gratz Cohen, 1862-1864|
|The commonplace book includes poetry, psalms, hymns, biblical quotations, a fairy tale. The diary is interspersed with poetry and philosophy and was written during Cohen's time as a student at the University of Virginia, October 14, 1862-March 1864.|