Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Artifacts In New Orleans

The Historic New Orleans Collection includes the William C. Cook collection, described as:

This extensive collection of manuscript documents, rare prints and publications, artifacts, and ephemera was gathered over a period of forty years by private collector William C. Cook of Nashville; it was the largest collection of such materials in private hands... . Preferred Citation: "The William C. Cook Collection: The War of 1812 in the South, The Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection."

There are 5 phases to the collection.  An example is:

PHASE II--Defense of the Lower Country
These materials relate principally to the abortive Natchez expedition of the Tennessee Militia under command of Maj. Andrew Jackson.
Materials include general orders, requisitions, provision returns, Col. John Coffee's orderly book, and other related documents.

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