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Guide to the Nicholas Hamner Cobbs paper MSS.0323

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-21T11:57-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Nicholas Hamner Cobbs paper

Unit ID:

MSS.0323

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item, 1 piece)

Dates:

circa 1850

Abstract:

Document describing the provisions of Grandfather McClung's will, including the direct and contingency provisions to the Missionary Society and the Bishops Cobbs and Brownell for use in their diocese.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a document describing the provisions of Grandfather McClung's will, including the direct and contingency provisions to the Missionary Society and the Bishops Cobbs and Brownell for use in their dioceses.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

Nicholas Hamner Cobbs Paper, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Biographical/Historical note

Nicholas Hamner Cobbs was born in Bedford County, Virginia on 5 February 1796. He was raised a Presbyterian but was subsequently confirmed as an Episcopalian and was ordained as a deacon on the same day. He served several parishes in Virginia. In 1843, he was called to the rectorship of St. Paul’s church in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1844 he was elected bishop of Alabama, the first to preside over that diocese. Although a slave owner himself, he opposed Alabama’s secession from the Union and ordered Alabama clergy to omit prayers for the Confederate Congress and President from services. Cobbs died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama on 11 January 1861, the same day Alabama seceded from the Union on the eve of the Civil War.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Brownell, Thomas Church, 1779-1865 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Cobbs, Nicholas H., (Nicholas Hamner), 1796-1861 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Episcopal Church (lcsh)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Wills (aat)

Paper Box 433