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Thomas Cooper letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cooper, Thomas, 1771-1843.
Title: Thomas Cooper letter
Dates: 1832 March 26
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0174

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Cooper (1771-1843) was born in Henry County, Virginia, the son of Captain Thomas and Sarah Anthony Cooper. He married Judith Harvey in Hancock County, Georgia, in 1797. In 1805, Cooper moved to Putnam County, Georgia. He died on July 5, 1843 and was buried in the Old Union Church Cemetery in Eatonton, Georgia. Thomas Cooper's daughter, Emily, married a Dr. Brahnam; the couple lived in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Thomas Cooper to his daughter, Emily Branham, dated 1832. In the letter, Cooper encourages Emily to visit him in Eatonton, as well as to consider moving there permanently. He discusses the availability of lots and the current real estate prices. Cooper believe Columbus to be an unhealthy environment. Cooper informs Emily on the health and activities of friends and family.

Index Terms

Cooper, Thomas, 1771-1843.
Eatonton (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
Real property--Georgia--Eatonton.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thomas Cooper letter, MS 174, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Virginia Historical Society, 1966.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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