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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)|
|Abstract||Lucy Plummer Battle of Raleigh, N.C., and Collier Cobb (1862-1954), professor of geology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, were married in April 1904. The collection includes letters from Cobb to Battle prior to their marriage containing personal remarks as well as information about friends, relatives, and Cobb's students.|
|Creator||Battle, Lucy Plummer, 1861-1905.|
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Lucy Plummer Battle (1861-1905), native of Wadesboro, N.C., was the daughter of Richard Henry Battle (1835-1912) and Annie Ruffin Ashe Battle (1838-1883). She was educated at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and married Collier Cobb in 1904.
Collier Cobb (1862-1934) was a native of Wayne County, N.C., a graduate of Harvard University, and a professor of geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1892-1933. His first marriage was to Mary Lindsey Battle (1864-1900) with whom he had three children, William (born 1891), Collier Junior (born 1893), and Mary (born 1899).Back to Top
The collection includes letters to Lucy Plummer Battle from Collier Cobb prior to their marriage. The letters contain professions of love, news of family and friends, and accounts of Cobb's domestic life and work, including descriptions of his students and classes.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top