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Edith and Earl Cook family visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS199

Scope and Content

This collection contains original photographic prints, daguerreotypes, and negatives depicting members of Edith Cook's extended family. These materials include images of members of the Bell, Brockman, Cook, Collier, Dicks, Dolt, Hall, Harber, Ingram, Lowman, Owen, Potts, Thomas, Waldo, and Wilson families. There are also photographs of family residences in Georgia and Ohio and images related to Earl P. Cook, Jr.'s work with Southern Bell in Tennessee and Florida.


  • 1875-1989, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This collection 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

Edith Wilson Harber married Earl P. Cook, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia in 1947. The Georgia roots of Edith Cook's genealogy begin with the Dicks family in the late 1700s. Jonathon Dicks married Isabella Collier in 1812 in Savannah, Georgia. Their daughter, Anna Isabella Dicks, married George Pegram Wagnon; and their daughter, Alice Ione Dicks married James Lorenzo Bell, a Confederate Civil War veteran. James and Alice's daughter, Eva Eliza Bell, married Manson Wilson, the son of W. A. Wilson, who also served in the Confederate Army. One of Eva's daughters, May Hall Wilson, married Paul T. Harber. The couple had a daughter, Edith Wilson Harber. Genealogical information concerning the extended family of Earl P. Cook, Jr. has not been determined.


256 item(s) (233 photographic prints, 5 cased images, and 18 negatives)



System of Arrangement

Alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edith and Earl Cook, 2003 (2003.056) and 2008 (2008.087)

Related Archival Materials

Edith and Earl Cook Family Papers, MSS 996, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Description Control

Collection processed in 2011.

Edith and Earl Cook family visual arts materials
Laura Starratt
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305