RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 647879764 LA English T1 Papers of the Barney, Cooke, McClew and Neilson families, A1 Barney, Charles E.,, Barney, Laura E. Cooke,, Cooke, Jay,, Dennis, Charles B.,, McClew, Charles,, Moe, Alfred Kean,, YR 1820 AB The collection consists mainly of letters, 1865-1875, between Charles D. Barney and Laura E. Cooke, daughter of financier Jay Cooke. Barney, writing chiefly from Sandusky, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pa., discusses their love and future marriage; religious beliefs, church services and sermons; family and friends; social events particularly games, rides, concerts, and dances, as well as a mass meeting addressed by B.F. Wade, a reading by Harriet E. Kimball, and a veterans' parade in Philadelphia. He describes the ruins of the Chicago fire and briefly notes work in the firm of Jay Cooke & Co. Bankers. People mentioned include Wiliam W. Newton, Jay Cooke, Jay Cooke, Jr., and William White Harding. Letters of Laura Cook to Barney discuss her love for him; her family and social life; reading; wedding plans, and travels including trips to Kentucky, the grand falls of the Potomac, Fall River, Mass., Newport, R.I., Michigan, Cape May, N.J., Gibraltar and Sandusky, Ohio, She notes church attendance and sermons or services by Alfred Lee, Henry Ward Beecher, John Philip Newman, Charles Edward Cheney and Heman Dyer. There are comments on the Presidential election of 1868, travel on the steamer "Jay Cooke, " her father's fishing, and family productions of "Cricket on the hearth." There are very brief mentions of Julia Grant, Hugh Lenox Bond, Benjamin Butler, Lewis B. Gunckel, and John H. Martindale. The collection also contains a programme for an 1868 performance of "Drummer Boy!" in Sandusky, Ohio, annotated with notes on the performance [by Laura Cooke?]. Letters to Barney and Cooke from family and friends include a letter from Harry E. Cooke, traveling in Italy in 1869; a letter from Jay Cooke arranging a position in his firm for Barney; and a letter from Charles B. Dennis, Office Mustering Dept., 4th Army Corps, Chattanooga, 1864 July 13, giving news of friends briefly mentioning Charles Cruft, General Jefferson C. Davis, Charles G. Harker, John D. Imboden, [Isaac Minor?] Kirby, John I. Morrison, Lew Wallace, and Kenesaw Mountain. The letters also contain letters to emigrant Charles McClew of Montgomery County, N.Y. from relatives in Scotland, 1822-1940, conveying news of family and friends. Topics include college life in Glasgow, economic distress, and religious unrest. Miscellaneous correspondence unrelated to the rest of the collection includes : an 1841 letter describing a visit to Richmond, Va., by William Henry Harrison and John Tyler that also mentions Thomas Ritchie and Thomas Walker Gilmer; an 1889 letter from Bloomingburgh, N.Y. concerning rowing, fishing, and hunting; 1890 correspondence of Alfred Kean Moe, Jersey City, concerning a student who had dropped out of school; and a 1904 letter from an unknown University of Virginia student concerning James B. Green, a blind tutor at the U. Va. School of Law, Betty Burwell Page Cocke, Betty Page Cocke, and "Raleigh" the Cocke's servant at their boarding house.