Guide to the Josiah Dexter Cotton Family Collection


Title:
Josiah Dexter Cotton Family Collection
Repository:
Marietta College Library
Phone: 740-376-4545
http://library.marietta.edu/spc
Creator:
Cotton, Josiah Dexter; Cotton, Ann M. (Steece); Cotton, Ella; Cotton, Mary; Cotton, Willia D.
Dates:
1848-1921
Bulk dates:
1848-1868
Quantity:
.25 linear feet (1 mss box)
Abstract:
The Cotton Collection contains letters written in southern Ohio, between the years of 1848 and 1921, most from 1848 to 1868. The majority of the correspondence is between Ann (Steece) Cotton (1828-1911) and her husband, Dr. Josiah Dexter Cotton (1822- 1903), of Marietta. Ann traveled frequently to visit family and friends, and the couple stayed in touch by mail. The letters are rich in the detail of daily life as experienced by a small-town physician's family during the middle of the nineteenth century. Also included is a diary kept by the couple's daughter, Mary Cotton, during the 1870s.
Identification:
Unknown
Language:
The records are in English