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Cobb, Glenn, and McBride visual arts materials

Identifier: ahc.VIS9

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three cased photographs, one carte-de-visite, and four albumen prints documenting the Cobb, Glenn, and McBride families.


  • Approximately 1850-1900


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas R.R. (Thomas Reade Rootes) Cobb was the author of Georgia Laws (1851) and served as a brigadier general in the Civil War. Howell Cobb served as a congressman, senator, Governor of Georgia, United States Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan, president of the provisional Confederate Congress, and major-general during the Civil War.

Luther J. Glenn (1818-1886) was born in Washington County and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1842. He married Mildred Lewis Cobb, sister of Howell and T. R. R. Cobb; they moved to Atlanta in 1851 where he formed a law partnership with Lucius J. Gartrell. Glenn was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1858 and in 1859 became the second man to serve successive terms. Glenn led Atlanta's pro-secessionist partisans in 1860 and as post commander surrendered the city to Union forces on 4 May 1865.

Luther J. Glenn's granddaughter, Sarah (Tata) Cobb Glenn, married businessman Samuel Lauchlin McBride, owner of McBride & Co. and associate with the Gate City Stone Filter Company in New York.

Additional biographical information about the Cobb, Glenn, and McBride families has not been determined.


9 image(s) (1 carte-de-visite, 5 cabinet cards, and 3 ambrotypes)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984

Related Archival Materials

Cobb, Glenn, and McBride family photographs, VIS 47, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.
Cobb, Glenn, and McBride family visual arts materials
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305