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Elbert Cox letters

Label
Elbert Cox letters, 1965-1966
Title
Elbert Cox letters
Inclusive dates
1965-1966
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1965-1966, to Elbert Cox (1906-1993) of Richmond, Virginia, from John Cook Wyllie (1908-1968) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and a librarian at the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia, concerning the designation of the University's rotunda as a national historic landmark; the dedication of a plaque for that honor, retirement, and personal and social news
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Elbert Cox was born 28 January 1906 in Grayson County, Virginia. He graduated from Roanoke College in 1927 and received a master's degree in history from the University of Virginia. Cox began working for the National Park Service in 1931 as an assistant historian at Yorktown, Virginia, and helped develop the historic site as a park. During World War II, he was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy and was stationed at the Naval Mine Depot in Yorktown. In 1945, Cox was appointed associate director of the National Park Service's regional headquarters. In 1951, he was promoted to regional director for the National Park Service and held that position until 1966. From 1966 to 1971, Cox was the director of the Virginia Commission on Outdoor Recreation. He also served as director of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. He and his wife Elizabeth Austin Cox had at least two children. Cox died 7 July 1993 in Richmond, Virginia, and was buried in the churchyard of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Henrico County, Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Elbert Cox Letters, 1932-1948 (LVA accession 30136).
Label
Elbert Cox letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Cox, Elbert
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001525740
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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