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Catalog Number MS 2010-11-11-04
Object Name Newspaper
Scope & Content The bulk of this collection records the results of Mr. Coburn's genealogical research on the Coburn and Mallory families, an avocation of many years' duration. Mr. Coburn attributes much of this research to his sister, Zoe Louise Coburn (1893-1971), a life-long resident of Savannah, and asks that the collection be dedicated to her memory. The genealogical data falls into three categories: Coburn's correspondence and notes regarding various branches of the family, arranged alphabetically by surname in folders; notebooks containing the genealogical information gathered from his correspondence and research, arranged alphabetically by surname in binders; a large post-binder that was disassembled as is now housed in the last three boxes of the collection. It contained the genealogies of the Coburn-Mallory family of Savannah and Effingham County, Georgia, and its branches and ancestors. It also included copies of family documents, clippings, and memorabilia. The original order of the materials has been retained. The "family group sheets" in this portion of the collection pertain to the following families: Aborn; Arnold; Atwater; Ballard; Battey; Beardsley; Bennett; Bishop; Bradley; Campbell; Carr; Clark; Clarke; Coburn; Conant; Cooper; Cox; Denman; Douville; Dresser; Dutton; England; Gifforde; Hardington; Havens; Hill; Horton; Howard; Jenckes; Kennedy; Ketchel; Knowlton; Low; Mallory; Mansfield; Marye; Metzger; Morris; Munson; Nicholson; Parrish; Peake; Peck; Powers; Preston; Rhodes; Rodgers; Roger; Rolfe; Saale; Sayre; Schwartzwalder; Scott; Springman; Treutlen; Trowbridge; Vaughn; Walton; waterman; Westcott; and Williams.

The collection also contains one box of materials dealing with Coburn's career, several photograph albums and scrapbooks, snapshots, postcards, and a family Bible. The Bible belonged to Moses Douville Coburn (1834-1902), grandfather of William S. Coburn. It later belonged to Zoe Coburn. It includes family data and memorabilia (1865). Many of the photographs, of earlier generations of the Coburn-Mallory family, as well as of William Coburn's own generation, are identified. Among the latter are a number relating to his sister, Zoe, secretary to the Savannah Diocese of the Episcopal Church; another sister, Mary Augusta (Coburn) Carter (Mrs. Edward P.) (1910- ); and scattered items concerning Charles Coburn (1877-1961), uncle of William S. Coburn, Jr. and celebrated character actor. Box 15 contains snapshots, other photographs (including cased 19th century images), and postcards with subjects including Samuel B. Grubbs and his family, Dr. David Cady Wright of Christ Episcopal Church, Camp Reese (Episcopal Church camp on St. Simons Is.), the Rew family, Hollywood friends, and Zoe's work and vacations. Some of the individuals are identified.
Creator Coburn, William S. (William Springfield), 1902-1988
Other Creators Coburn, Zoe Louise, 1893-1971
Title Sunday Herald-Leader, Lexington, KY, "Trots attract visitors from afar"
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection William S. and Zoe Louise Coburn papers, 1618-1973
Subjects Photographs
Newspaper clippings
People Coburn, Charles