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Title Papers
Creator Cox Family
Description This small collection contains letters written to John H. Cox, Sr. of Hart County, Kentucky, as well as deeds and tobacco warehouse receipts. Most of the letters were written to Cox by his children or in-laws during 1945 while he was living with his brother, Wesley Cox, in Zionsville, Indiana. The letters exhibit the effects of World War II on a rural family. The chief correspondents include his children: John H. Cox, Jr., Laura Ester (Cox) Harper, Lucy (Cox) Sidebottom and his daughter-in-law, Hazle Cox. All of the correspondence dates from 1942 to 1945, with the bulk of it from February to November 1945. During that period, John, Jr. was serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, Ester was in Creedmoor, N.C. with her husband W.M. (who was stationed at Fort Buckner), Lucy was in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband J. Otis Sidebottom, and Hazle (the wife of Walter Owen Cox) was in Munfordville, Kentucky. The tobacco receipts date from 1923 to 1942 and indicate the amount of tobacco that Cox, Sr. raised on his 99-acre Hart County, Kentucky farm.
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1919/00/00
Year Range From 1919
Year Range To 1945
Other Number MSS 161
Subjects Agriculture
World War II, 1939-1945
People Burd, Lyndon B.
Cox, Hazle, b. 1921
Cox, John Howard, Jr., 1923-1984
Cox, John Howard, Sr., 1891-1970
Harper, Laura Ester (Cox), 1918-1994
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Sidebottom, Lucy (Cox), 1910-1999
Search Terms Hart County, KY
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Catalog Number 2007.1.1
Dates of Creation 1919-1645
Extent 1/2 box. 6 folders. 104 items. Originals.
Number of Images 1