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This collection consists of materials related to the Spencer Wallace Cone family spanning 1810-1976 with the majority of materials dated between 1810 and 1892.. Materials include nineteenth and early twentieth century correspondence between members of the Cone family, including Spencer Houghton Cone and Spencer Wallace Cone. Also included are military documents related to the 61st New York Infantry regiment, legal documents, biographical information, sermons and notes by Spencer Houghton Cone, records of the Oliver Street Church (1825-1840), a household account book, photographs, and records relating to the settlement of Spencer Houghton Cone II’s estate. Spencer Wallace Cone’s literary works, including published and unpublished literary manuscripts, as well as artifacts collected by the Cone family are also included.

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United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 61st Soldiers -- New York, Authors, American -- New York, American literature, Clergy -- New York, Appomattox Campaign, 1865, Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862, Gettysburg Campaign, 1863, Peninsular Campaign, 1862, Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862, Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864, Authors, American, Clergy, Soldiers, Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865, Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865, Pennsylvania, Virginia, 1861-1865, Sermons, Manuscripts, History, Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, Oliver Street Baptist Church


History | Literature in English, North America | Military History | United States History


4 boxes (3.25 linear feet)

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The collection was donated by Kathleen Ann Knopp Hawver, granddaughter of Spencer Wallace Cone, in 1976. It was acquired by Dr. Perry Cochran and originally cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


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Spencer Wallace Cone family papers