Jerry Cowles family papers
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Jerry Cowles family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cowles family.
Creator: Cowles, Jerry.
Title: Jerry Cowles family papers
Dates: 1842-1862
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0178

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers concerning the family of Jerry Cowles. Included are an 1862 military posting; an 1850 Mississippi land deed for land on Natches Island in the Mississippi River from David C. Campbell of Baldwin County, Georgia, to the trustee for Sarah C. Cowles and Children of New York; and several personal accounting records. In September 1862, Jerry Cowles received a military pass signed by G.W. Lee permitting him to go to Mill Valley, Georgia, on government business. The collection also contains a bill of sale of furniture, from Bibb County, Georgia, and a clipping of a photograph of General Lee and his staff.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cowles family.
Cowles, Jerry.
Financial records.
Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913.
Military passes.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material acquired from grandson of collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jerry Cowles family papers, MS 178, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Estate of Major Normal Falcolner Cushman, 1952.


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.


Encoding funded by a 2013 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Bill of sale of furniture from Sheriff's sale. Property of Jerry Cowles to E.A. Nisbet, Trustee for Mrs. Sarah C. Cowles and her children "to be by him held in trust for her use benefit and behoof." Bibb County, Georgia, 1842 May 3 ( 2.0 p. )
Deed. David C. Campbell of Baldwin County conveys to Oscar W. Sturtevant, Trustee of Sarah C. Cowles and children of New York, Natches Island in the Mississippi River. Baldwin County, Georgia, 1850 February 19 ( 3.0 p. )
Recorded in Courthouse of Adams County, Mississippi, September 23, 1850.
Personal account, 1859 April 19-1860 January 21 ( 2.0 p. )
Bears note: "Memoranda of notes by J.S.C."
C.W. Lee, Condg. Post and Prov. Mar. Head Quarters. Military Post, Atlanta, Georgia, 1862 September 1 ( 1.0 p. )
Pass for Jerry Cowles to go to Mill Valley, Dade County, Georgia, on business for the government.
Newspaper clipping ( 1.0 p. )
Photograph of General Robert E. Lee with two of his staff, Major General George Washington Custis Lee and Colonel Walter H. Taylor.