Guide to the Earl Blake Cox Family Papers 1759-1863
Cage 93

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Cox, Earl Blake Family
Title
Earl Blake Cox Family Papers
ID
Cage 93
Date [inclusive]
1759-1863
Extent
5.0 folders.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Receipt book, 1759-1771, New York, presumed to be John Anderson's; diary of Nathaniel P. Milliard, 1856-1859, Louisiana sawmill operator; letters of E.W. Fuller, 1863, while in Union prisoner of war camps; Fuller's portrait; donor file; and Flora's Dictionary, by Mrs. E.W. Wirt, interleaved with Fuller's letters.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Guide to the Earl Blake Cox Family Papers, Cage 93. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

This collection of family papers contains a book of receipts, 1759-1763, apparently kept by Captain John Anderson, who family tradition connects with Alexander Hamilton. Anderson's daughter Affie Brower Anderson (b. 1753) married Sylvester Fuller (1753-1815) in 1776.

Their son, Alfonso Theodore Poster Fuller (1792-1857) and his wife Mary Swain, had thirteen children. The eldest son, Emelious Wood Fuller, a steamboat Captain, was captured and held prisoner by the Union army in 1863, where he wrote letters to his wife Mary B. Fuller on the blank leaves in Mrs. Wirt's Flora's Dictionary. His sister, Adela Romaine Fuller, married a Cox who was Earl Blake Cox's grandfather. Captain E. W. Fuller's daughter, Mary Rozealia Anderson Fuller, who died in 1922, had married Nathaniel Pritchard Millard (1819-1879) on November 18, 1857. Millard was a sawmill operator in Louisiana and kept a diary from 1856-1859. His daughter married Adela Cox's son Edward Wirt Cox and their children were Earl Blake and Edna L. Cox. In this manner both A. T. F. Fuller and his son E. W. Fuller were E. B. Cox's great-grandfathers.

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Scope and Contents note

Receipt book, 1759-1771, New York, presumed to be John Anderson's; diary of Nathaniel P. Milliard, 1856-1859, Louisiana sawmill operator; letters of E.W. Fuller, 1863, while in Union prisoner of war camps; Fuller's portrait; donor file; and Flora's Dictionary, by Mrs. E.W. Wirt, interleaved with Fuller's letters.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1973

http://libraries.wsu.edu/content/masc-home
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions on viewing, originally placed in 1969, have since expired. This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Publications rights were retained by Earl B. Cox and Edna L. Cox.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Earl B. and Edna L. Cox donated these materials to the WSU Library, 1962-1969.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Cox, Earl Blake Family--Archives

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

Personal Name(s)

  • Fuller, Emelious Wood
  • Milliard, Nathaniel Pritchard, 1819-1879
  • Wirt, E. W., Mrs.

Subject(s)

  • Country life -- Louisiana
  • Diaries
  • Flower language --Dictionaries
  • Military

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Collection Inventory

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[Anderson, John] Receipt book, New York. 1759-1771   1.0 volume.

1

Millard, Nathaniel Pritchard (1819-1879). Diaries, Louisiana. 1856-1859   4 volumes.

2

Fuller, Emelious Wood Letters, as a Union prisoner, to Mary B. Fuller, St. Martinsville, Louisiana. April-July, 1863   7 items ms. on interleaved pages in:

Wirt, Elizabeth Washington Gamble, 1784-1857.  Flora's dictionary, by Mrs. B. W. Wirt, of Virginia. Baltimore, Fielding Lucas, Jr., c.1827. [221]p., illus., interleaved with blanks. (digital images of the letters available here)

3

Miscellaneous, also filed in Flora's dictionary: these include recipes, part of a letter, death notices for N. P. Millard and James F. Fuller, a letter-head, and a portrait of Captain E. W. Fuller. 1879-1900   8.0 items.

4

Donor file, correspondence with Earl Blake Cox. 1960-1970 

5