Elizabeth Love's autograph book
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Elizabeth Love's autograph book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Cochran, Elizabeth Patton Love, 1864-1955
Title: Elizabeth Love's autograph book
Dates: 1880-1915
Quantity: 1.0 item
Identification: ahc.MSS212f

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Patton “Lizzie” Love Cochran (1864- 1955) was born in Dekalb County, Georgia, a month before the Battle of Atlanta, to Colonel David Donaldson Kolb Love and Margaret Catherine Baker. Margaret was a refugee during the Civil War on her way from Austell, Georgia to Greenville, Georgia. Elizabeth was born at the home of her great-grandfather, Thomas Kennedy, in Dekalb County. During the Battle of Atlanta, infant Elizabeth and her mother spent the night in Brotherton’s store at the corner of Whitehall and Mitchell Streets, SW. Elizabeth’s great-grandparents, The Bakers, were pioneers of Dekalb County and Bakers Ferry Road, SW. Elizabeth had six siblings: Emma; Sallie; G. A.; Tom; John; and A. O. Elizabeth married Elias Alexander Cochran on 30 November 1881. They had seven children: Charles Opal; Ivan; Sarah True; Starling Love; Earl Thomas; Mabel Elizabeth; and Evelyn. Her daughter, Sarah, married Paul Huff and lived in Atlanta. Mrs. Cochran died 19 January 1955 at the age of ninety.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an autograph book containing autographs and poems. This book was presented to Elizabeth Love by an anonymous friend, possibly as a wedding present, in 1880. Some names included in the book are her cousins, Charles M. Knoll in Florida and J. J. Howell, Elias Alexander Cochran, Emma Love, Sallie Love, G.A. Love, Tom Love, A. O. Love, John Love, W. B. Cochran, Charles Cochran, Sarah Cochran, Starling Cochran, Mabel Elizabeth Cochran and U.S. Senator and Elizabeth’s former tutor, Alexander Stephens Clay.

Index Terms

American poetry
Autograph albums--Georgia--Atlanta
Cochran, Elizabeth Patton Love, 1864-1955

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Love's authograph book, MSS 212f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1971

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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1Elizabeth Love's autograph book, 1880-1915