Eliza Cooke letter
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Eliza Cooke letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cooke, Eliza, 1771-1833.
Title: Eliza Cooke letter
Dates: 1832 June 26
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0307

Biographical/Historical Note

Eliza Cooke (1771-1833) lived on the plantation "The Ridge" near Darien, Georgia. Her daughter, Maria Rita Madan Gilbert, lived in New York, New York with her husband.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter posted June 26, 1832, Ridgeville, Georgia from Eliza Cooke to her daughter Mrs. Maria Rita Madan Gilbert, who lived in New York, New York. Cooke relays news of family and friends and mentions her daughter Kate (Catherine) attending McIntosh County Academy.

Index Terms

Cooke, Eliza, 1771-1833.
Gilbert, Maria Rita Madan.
Letters (correspondence)
McIntosh County (Ga.)--Social life and customs.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Eliza Cooke letter, MS 307, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 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.


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