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Label
1891-1894
Inclusive dates
1891-1894
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Letters, 1891-1894, from Philip St. George Cooke (1809-1895) of Detroit, Michigan, to his grandson Philip St. George Cooke (1872-1961) of Richmond, Virginia, consisting mainly of grandfatherly advice and personal news concerning his health
  • Letters consist of letter, 21 December 1891, containing personal news and sending advice and stock shares; letter, 3 May 1892, discussing books and writing; letter, 24 August 1893, sending advice; letter, 13 October 1893 asking if his grandson has copies of the MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY with his article in it; letter, 15 November 1893 concerning his grandson's reluctance to be a member of the Aztec Club and some recommended articles; letter, 7 December 1893, again concerning membership in the Aztec Club, offering advice, and commenting on his health; letter, 3 January 1894, commenting on his health and mentioning articles in journals; and letter, 11 April 1894, offering advice
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Philip St. George Cooke was born 13 June 1809 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He graduated in 1827 from the United States Military Academy and served in the United States Army well over 50 years. He was commissioned a colonel in 1858 and a brigadier general in 1861. Cooke commanded the cavalry around Washington D.C. early in the Civil War and led a division during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862. For the remainder of the war, Cooke held various district commands and as the general superintendent for recruiting. Cooke and his wife Rachel Wilt Herzog Cooke had 3 daughters and one son. One daughter, Flora (1837-1923), married the famous Confederate General Jeb Stuart (1833-1864). Cooke's son John R. Cooke (1833-1891) served as an officer in the Confederate army. Philip St. George Cooke died in Detroit, Michigan, 20 March 1895.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
19
Immediate source of acquisition
Cooke, Louise McAdams
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000502047
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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