COOKE, ELEUTHEROS

Charles E. Frohman Collections

Collection ID: 286
Location: FR 12

(Description ID: 594192)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center


Eleutheros Cooke


FR-12




Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory


Introduction


The collection is part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection. The Eleutheros Cooke Papers were donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is 1967 by Charles E. Frohman and by Jeannette Nichols in 1941. The Center also holds manuscript material on Jay Cooke, a son of Eleutheros Cooke. See Gilded Age Collection #71.


Biographical Sketch


Born in Middle Granville, New York in 1787, Eleutheros Cooke was educated at Union College in Schenectady. Soon after his admission to the bar, Cooke moved with his wife (Martha Carswell) and daughter to Madison, Indiana (1817) where he was joined by neighbors and families from Washington County, New York. In Madison, Cooke opened his law practice. After a trip to New York several years later, Cooke crossed Lake Erie, landing at Sandusky, Ohio. In 1819, Cooke moved his family to Sandusky, becoming one of its earliest and most noted lawyers. He was elected to the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1822, 1823, 1825, and 1840. Cooke was also elected as a Republican to the 22nd Congress, serving from 1831 to 1833. Eleutheros Cooke is credited with receiving the first railroad charter in the United States. Cooke presented the public address for the anniversary of the battle of Fort Meigs before General William Henry Harrison and an audience of 40,000. Eleutheros was the father of Civil War financier, Jay Cooke. Eleutheros Cooke died in 1864.


The Eleutheros Cooke home, completed in 1844, was the first built of stone in Sandusky, Ohio. Located at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Row, the home was relocated in 1878 following the deaths of Cooke and his wife. Today, the home stands at 1415 Columbus Avenue. In 1995, the three-story Greek Revival and its contents were donated to the Ohio Historical Society.


 Scope and Content


The correspondence and papers of the Eleutheros Cooke family concern the many interests of Eleutheros, his wife, his brothers, sisters and his children dating from 1809 to 1905. Eleutheros was a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives 1822, 1823, 1825; 1840 and was elected to 22nd Congress 1831-33; his son Jay was a financier, son-in-law, Wm. G. Moorhead, a Consul at Valpariso around 1849; his brother Israel worked a gold claim in California around 1851-52.


The letters contain information relative to their personal lives, their health, property investments on the East and West coasts and in and around Sandusky, Ohio; of flour speculation on the west coast and importing of same from Chile in 1850. There are items of interest re- the Mad River & Monroeville Railroad; churches and social times; also travels abroad; accounts of brother Israel's trip from Missouri to Nebraska and on to Oregon with cows and steers and finally his gold claim and the working of it in California during 1851-52. Also of interest is the change of the financial status of the family over the years; of son Jay, the financier - banker in N.Y., Washington,. D.C., and Philadelphia. There are also business and legal papers [not indexed] dating from 1827-1898 consisting of indentures, leases, agreements, abstracts of titles, deeds, transfers, memos., etc. ca. 90 pieces; in addition to these a few miscellaneous items including 3 photos of brother and sisters of Eleutheros.


Inventory


Ac. 1830

ca. 415 pieces


INDEX to correspondence follows; legal papers not indexed.


INDEX - to outgoing letters:

ANGEL, Charles

 Agreement with E. Cooke, May 18, 1849, 1p. ms.


ANONYMOUS

 Petition re. twps. York & Townsend, unsigned, n.d. 1p.

 To Pitt Cooke, [letter in part], undated, 2p. A.L.

 To "Esteemed Friend," undated, 2p. A.L.

 To "Dear Sir," undated, 2p. A.L.

 To Mr. Cooke, unsigned, August 8, 1847, 3p. A.L.


ANTHONY, Charles & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms signed.


B[?], Clara and Caroline

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, January 30, 1848, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


BADGER, Cornelia [Mrs. Sam]

 To S. Moorhead, August 14, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, October 19, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, December 6, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


BADGER, Samuel, Jr.

 To S. Moorhead, October 19, 1844 [verso Cornelia Badger] 1p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, December 6, 1844 [verso Cornelia Badger] 1p. A.L.S.


BARNEY, M.

 To S. Moorhead, undated, 4p. A.L.S.


BIGGER, John & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833. 2p. ms signed.


BLACKBURN, Wm. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833. 2p. ms signed.


BOALT, Clara

 To S. Moorhead, January 29, 1837, 4p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, December 24, 1837, 4p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, February -, [1838] 4p. [written as daily diary].

 To S. Moorhead, 1839, 3p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, August 15, 1839, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


BOND, Thomas W.

 To E. Cooke [see verso H. D. Cooke] July 9, 1844, 1p. A.L.S.


BOYD, J. McH (?)

 To E. Cooke, February 24, 1844, 3p. A .L.S. w/self envelope

 To J. Cooke, March 24, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


BROWN, E. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


BURBRIDGE, J. W.

 To W. G. Moorhead, September 26, 1840, 1p. A.L.S.


BUSH, Chauncey

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 17, 1845, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


CALDWELL, S. B.

 [Estimate of property], March 7, 1844, 1p. ms.

 To Mrs. E. Cooke & Mrs. Hurd, December 19, 1866, 4p. A.L.S.


CARSWELL, David

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 15, 1843, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


CHANEY, B. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed.


CHAPIN, [Mottley]

 To I. Cooke, July -, 1840, 4p. A.L.S.


COLEMAN, Louisa

 To "Dear Girls," n.d., 2p. A.L.S.

 To "Friend," August 20, n.y., 2p. A.L.S.

 To "Respected Sir," September 9, n.y., 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, D. E.

 To Mother, undated, 2p. A.L.S.


[COOKE], Edward

 To Coz. Mary, n.d., 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Eleutheros

 To Mrs. Cooke, July 26, n.y., 1p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 7, n.y., 3p. A.L S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, [see verso S. Moorhead], March 27, n.y., 1p. A.L.S.

 To Sister Thankful, n.d., 1p. A.L.S.

 To J. W. Allen, November 7, 1831, 3p. draft A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, August 18, 1835, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, November 13, 1835, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W.G. Moorhead [see Pitt C., April 9, 1836], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Wm. Montgomery, August 1, 1836, 2p. A.L.S.

 To I. Purdy, August 31, 1836, 2p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, March 7, 1837, 2p. A .L S w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead August 1, 1837, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, August 24, 1837, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, November 12, 1837, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, March 8, 1838, 3p. A.L.S. self envelope

 To Israel Cooke, May 16, 1838, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, August 29, 1838, 1p. A.L.S.

 To J. Cooke, September 9, 1838 [see verso S. Moorhead], 1p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, 1839 [see C. Boalt this date], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, March 14, 1839, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 Contract with Wm. Handley & I. Stevens, December -, 1839, 4p.

 To W. G. Moorhead, May 15, 1840, 4p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 16, 1840, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To [E. Whittlesey], February 27, 1841, 4p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, March 16, 1841, 3p, A .L S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, May 19, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G Moorhead, July 17, 1841, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, [December -, 1841], 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To H. Clay, August 25, 1842, 1p. A.L.S [copy]

 To W. G. Moorhead, December 2, 1842, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, February 6, 1843 [see verso S. Moorhead], 1p. A.N.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, Mach 4, 1843, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 7, 1843, 2p. A.L.S w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 9, 1843, 1p. A.N.S. [see verso S. Moorhead]

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 15, 1843, 1p. A.L.S. [see verso D.Carswell]

 To S. Moorhead, December 3, 1843, 2p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead [February 24, 1844] see J. H. Boyd this date, 1p. A.N.S. w/self envelope

 To Jay Cooke, March 7, 1844, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, August -, 1845, 2p. A.L.S. [with S. Moorhead]

 To A. H. Moss, March 18 , 1846, 4p. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, October 8, 1848 [see W. G. Moorhead], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, August 2. 1849, telegram.

 To his Sister, November 21, 1856, 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Mrs. Eleutheros (Martha)

 To Sarah & Mary, February 7. n.y., 3p. A.L.S.

 To Sarah Moorhead [see December 3, 1843], 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Elizabeth

 To S. Moorhead, February 9, 1845 [verso J. Cooke], 2p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, August 3, 1845, 2p. A.L.S. [with J. Cooke]

 To Mr. & Mrs. E. Cooke & All, November 30, 1845 [see J. Cooke], 2p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Ellen

 To S. Moorhead, December 29, 1836, 2p. A.L.S. w/envelope


COOKE, Fanny A.

 To Sarah & Mary, February 7, n.y. [see Mrs. E. Cooke], 1p. A.N.S.


COOKE, George A. [son of Jay ?]

 To his Aunt [Sarah], December 20, 1864, 3p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Harry D.

 To S. & W. G. Moorhead, December 19, 1842, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, August 9, 1843, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Mr. & Mrs. E. Cooke, July 9, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. E. Cooke, August 19, 1844 [verso P. Cooke], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Father, Mother & Household, November 28, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Parents, June 6, 1844, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, August 16, 1845, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To "Dear Friends," October 29, 1849, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Parents, Pitt & Mary, November 13, 1849, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Jay Cooke, November 19, 1849, 2p. A.L.S.

 To J. Cooke & Others, November 22, 1849, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Brother [Jay], November 25, 1849, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Father & Mother, April 4, 1864, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, June 12, [1864] [see verso L.Cooke], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Parents, July 26, 1864, 8p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, February 4, 1865, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, April 18, 1865, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother & Pitt, April 16, 1867, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, May 7, 1867, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, May 16, 1867, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mother, June 28, 1874, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Sarah & Mary, September 16, 1875, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Daughters, October 19, 1875, 2p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Henry C.

 To W. G. Moorhead, May 10, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, February 7, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


COOKE, Israel [brother of Eleutheros]

 To [W. G. Moorhead], December 29, 1837 [see J. Cooke this date], 1p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, January 10, 1840, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, February 8, 1840 [see verso letter January 10,1840], 2p. A.L.S.

 To Sisters, February 27, 1851, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Nephew, March 23, 1851, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Thankful & Elmira, April 7, 1851, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To his brother, May 2, 1851, 4p. A.L.S.

 To nephew, Edward, July 31, 1851, 1p. A.L.S. w/envelope

 To sister [Thankful], August 21, 1852, 3p. A.L.S.

 To sister [Thankful], October 10, 1852, 4p. A.L.S.

 To sister Thankful, October 31, 1852, 4p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Jay

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, January 13, 1837, 2p. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, December 29, 1837, 4p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, February 5, 1843, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Brother H. D., March 11, 1843, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, August 9, 1843, 1p. A.L.S.

 To E. Cooke, March 18, 1844, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, April 12, 1844, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, April 24, 1844, 4p . A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, June 6, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, July 21, [1844], 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, August 19, 1844 [verso Pitt Cooke], 3p. A.L.S. w/self

 envelope

 To Father, Mother & All, September 22, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke & All, November 28, 1844, 4p A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, February 9, 1845, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, August 3, 1845, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. E. Cooke & All, November 30, 1845, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mr. & Mrs. Pitt Cooke, August 30, 1846, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, May 2, 1847, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Parents, December 13, 1849, 1p. A.L.S.

 To E. Cooke, July 10, 1851, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Hank, August 6, 1852, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Aunt Thankful, September ll, 1856, 2p. A.L.S.

 To his father, January 11, 1864, 1p. A.L.S.

 To his mother, June 14, 1864, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Parents, December 12, 1864, 2p. A.L.S.

 To his mother, April l, 1865, 2p. A.L.S.

 To his mother, April 14, 1865, 1p. A.L.S.

 To his mother & others, June 28, 1866, 2p. A.L.S.

 To his mother & others, August 4, 1866, 1p. A.L.S.

 To his mother, June 19, 1866, 2p. A.L.S. w/envelope

 To his mother, August 10, 1866, 2p. A.L.S. w/envelope

 To mother & all, September 3, 1866, lp A.L.S.

 To his mother, May 28, 1867, 2p. A.L.S. w/envelope

 To his mother, June 24, 1874, 1p A.L.S.

 To his mother, June 26, 1874, 2p. A.L.S.

 To his mother, June 27, 1874, 2p.A.L.S.

 To his mother, June 29, 1874, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Mamie & Lollie, October 1, 1905, 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Jay [son of Pitt Cooke]

 To Father, Mother & All, September 22, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Uncle Israel & Aunties Thankful & Elmira, March 30, 1849, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Henry, August 6, 1852, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Henry, August 6, 1851, 1p. A.N.S.


COOKE, Laura S. H. [wife of Harry Cooke]

 To "Dear Friends" undated, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke, June 12, n.y., 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, March 31 1830, 4p. A.L.S.

 To "Dear Friends" [see Henry D. Cooke, October 29, 1849], 2p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, January 26, 1862, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke, February 5, 1865, 8p. A.L.S. w/envelope

 To Mother Cooke & Pitt [see H. D. Cooke, April 16, 1867], 1p. A.N.S.


COOKE, Laura E. [daughter of Jay]

 To Grandma [Mrs. E. Cooke] August 15, 1866, 6p. w/envelope


COOKE, Mary E. [wife of Pitt Cooke]

 To S. Moorhead, August 19, 1844 [verso Pitt Cooke], 2p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Mary E. T. [niece ?]

 To Uncle Henry, August 11, 1851, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Henry, August 7, 1852, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Harry, August 15, 1852, 4p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Philomela

 To Thankful Cook, September 23, 1809, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


COOKE, Pitt

 To Mother, July 26, n.y. [see E. Cooke], 1p. A.N.S.

 To S. Moorhead, April 9, 1836, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. & S. Moorhead, July 24, 1836, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. & S. Moorhead, September 14, 1836, 3p, A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, June 28, 1837, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Father, n.d., 1p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 12, 1837, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, February 28, 1839, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, June 19, 1839, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To H. D. Cooke, December 29, 1839, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 14, 1840 [see S. Moorhead this date], 1p. A.N.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, May 28, 1841, 2p. A L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, June 17, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope,

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, August 2, 1841, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To "The Philadelphians," December 3, 1843, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Moorhead, August 19, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, September 26, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, September 6, 1845, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, September 7, 1845, 4p. A.L.S. [see Sarah M. this date]

 To S. Moorhead, September 9, 1845, 2p. A.L.S. [see Sarah M. this date]

 To S. Moorhead, June 12, 1846, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. E. Cooke, January 20, 1848, 1p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, March 26, 1848 [verso M. Cooke, March 22, 1848], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Sister Sarah, October 8, 1848 [verso W. G. Moorhead], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, August 2, 1849, Telegram

 To J. Cooke, August 12, 1849, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To J. Cooke, June 20, 1865, 3p. A.L.S.

 To daughter, Mary, May 14, 1866, 4p. A.L.S.

 To J. Cooke, October 18, 1866, 3p. A.L.S.

To Mother Cooke, November 3, 1866, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke, April 25, 1867, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke, May l, 1867, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke & Julia, May 16, 1867, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke, May 18, 1867, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke & Julia, June 14, 1867, 2p. A.L.S.

 To J. Cooke, June 20, 1867, 3p. A.L.S.

 To J. Cooke, June 21, 1867, 3p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Pitt [son of Pitt Cooke, Sr.]

 To Uncle Harry, August 8, 1852, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Harry, August 12, 1852, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Harry, August 13, 1852, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Harry, August 15, 1852, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Henry & Bro. Henry, August 19, 1852, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Hank & Bro. Hank, August 31, 1852, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Harry & H. D., September 7, 1852, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Harry, September 8, 1852, 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Mrs. Pitt, Sr. [Molly]

 To S. Moorhead, October 4, 1845, 2p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, June 12, 1846 [see Pitt Cooke this date], 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, March 22, 1848, 4p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, October 8, 1848 [verso W. G. Moorhead], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Uncle Henry [see August 12, 1852], 3p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Sarah

 To Grandma, July 4, 1871, 3p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Thankful

 To "Dear Cousins," January 12, 1819, 1p. A.L.S.


COOKE, Townie

 To Uncle Henry, August 6, 1852, 1p. A.L.S.


Cooke family genealogy

 See Elihu Hall, February 10, 1863


DELAN, J. Curtis & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


DISNEY, David G. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


EVERET, Jeremiah & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


FARWELL, M.

 To T. Cooke, January 29, 1831, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


FOX, Moylan

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 1, 1841, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


FREES, B.

 To Mr. Campbell, n.d., 4p. A.L.S.


GILDER, D. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


GLADDEN, Solomon & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


GOSSSIN, G.

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 22, 1841, 1p. A.L.S.


HALL, Elihu

 To E. Cooke [with Cooke genealogy information] February 10, 1863, 4p. A.L.S.


HANDLEY, William

 Contract with E. Cooke, December -, 1839, 2p. ms.


HIGGINS, B.

Property estimate, March 7, 1844, 1p. ms.


HITCHCOCK, Fanny B.

 To Thankful Cooke, n.d., lp, A.L.S.


HITCHCOCK, Peter & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


HITCHCOCK, S. B.

 To Elmira Cooke [verso Fanny Hitchcock], n.d., 1p. A.L.S.


HOUSE, George & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms signed


HUBBARD, Asahel

 To E. Cooke, July 24, 1838, 2p ms. [sells rotary hydraulic pump invention]


KING, G. S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, May 17, 1841, 2p. A.L.S. w/envelope


LEET, James T.

 To W. G. Moorhead, November 8, 1840, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, June 6, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 7, 1841, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 14, 1841, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


LEET & CORBETT

 To Dr. Sir December 8, 1840, 2p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 29, 1841, 2p . A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, February 18, 1841, 1p. A.L.S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, March 1, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


LEONARD, Byram & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


LEWIS, R. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


LINDSAY, Charles & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


LORING FISKE & Co.

 To E. Cooke, November 12, 1849, 1p. A.L.S.


McCUTCHEN, Joseph & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


McDOWELL, T. C.

 To W. G. Moorhead, May 6, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


McMEENS,

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, June 18, 1867, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


MAD RIVER & LAKE ERIE R. Road

 See folder on "Communications"


MILLER, D. S.

 To Mr. Cooke, January 5, 1865, 2p. A.L.S.


MONTGOMERY, Elizabeth [daughter of Eleutheros]

 To S. & W. G. Moorhead, August 8, 1836 [see verso August 1,1836]

 To S. Moorhead, April 10, 1836, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, March 11, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope



MOORHEAD, Adeline [sister of W. G.]

 To W. G. Moorhead, June 9, 1845, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


MOORHEAD, J. B.

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 28, 1840, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


MOORHEAD, M. B.

 To W. G. Moorhead, February 1, 1837, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


MOORHEAD, Sarah Esther Cooke [daughter of Eleutheros]

 To Father, May 27, n.y., 4p. A.L.S.

 To Father, May 6, n.y., 6p. A.L.S.

 To Father, March 27, n.y., 3p. A.L.S.

 To Dear Sir, n.d., 4p. A.L.S.

 To Mrs. Carvallo, n.d., 2p. A.L.S. [draft]

 To Aunt Thankful [Cooke] n.d. 1p. A.L.S.

 To E. Cooke, May 29, 1830, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To T. Cooke, April 3, 1832, 2p. A.L.S . w/envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 8, 1832, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 10, 1832, 3p. A.L.S w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 13, 1832, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 15, 1832, 7p. A.L.S w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 17, 1832, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 19, 1832, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 22, 1832, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 24, 1832, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, May 27, 1832, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Aunt [Thankful?], January 18, 1833, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, February -, 1833, 4p. [incomplete]

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 9, 1838, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 28, 1838, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, August 16, 1838, 4p, A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, August 29, 1838, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, September 9, 1838, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, September 24, 1841, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, September 29, 1841, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 12, 1842, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, December -, 1842, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 3, 1843, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 17, 1843, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, February 61 1843, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 9, 1843, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, April 15, 1843, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope [see D. Carswell]

 To W. G. Moorhead, December 30, 1843, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mr. & Mrs. E.Cooke & Pitt, April -, 1844, 5p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, August -, 1845, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, September 6, 1845, 7p. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, September 12, 1845, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead & Mary, September 31, 1845, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Henry D. Cooke, July 6, 1846, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To her son, William, September 6, 1849, 1p. A.L.S.

 To Aunt Thankful, August 19, 1856, 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, January 31, 1857, 2p. A.L.S.

 To her Aunt, December 31, 1857, 2p. A.L.S.

 To her mother, December 17, 1863, 4p. A.L.S.

 To her mother, January 1, 1864, 4p. A.L.S.

 To her Parents, January 3, 1865, 2p. A.L.S.

 To her mother, March 24, 1865, 4p. A.L.S.

 To her mother, July 13, 1866, 3p. A.L.S.

 To her mother, September 9, 1866, 3p. A.L.S. w/envelope

 To her mother, June 3, 1867, 4p. A.L.S.

 To Mamie, October 10, 1875, 4p. A.L.S.


MOORHEAD William G.

 To Mr. Avery, letter in part [copy] undated, 2p.

 To Sarah Moorhead, May 1, 1834, 1p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, June 22, 1838, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, August 8, 1838, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. H. Caswell, April 17, 1843, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Mother Cooke, May 23, 1844, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, January 10, 1845, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, June 29, 1845, 3p. A.L.S w/self envelope

 To S. Moorhead, September 15, 1845, 4p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, October 4, 1845, 4p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, October 11, 1845, 3p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, October 8, 1848, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To [E. Cooke], September 6, 1849, 3p. A.L.S.

 To My dear Parents, October 29, 1849, 4p. A.L.S.

 To E. Cooke, August 28, 1850, 5p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To E. Cooke, November 26, 1850, 4p. A.L.S.

 To S. Moorhead, March 3, 1851 [See WGM, November 26, 1850], 2p. A.L.S.

 To his Parents, [1864], 3p. A.L.S.

 To Mother, October 19, 1864, 2p. A.L.S.

 To Parents [see Sarah Moorhead, January 3, 1865], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Mother Cooke [see Sarah Moorhead, March 24, 1865], 1p. A.L.S.

 To Mrs. E. Cooke [see S. Moorhead, September 9, 1866], 1p. A.N.S.


MOORHEAD, William G. [son of W. G. Sr.]

 To Grandma, January 31, 1857 [see S. Moorhead], 2p. A.L.S.


MOSS, Henry L.

 To Mrs. M. B. & M., July 6, 1845, 4p. A.L.S.


NASH, Mollie E.

 To S. Moorhead, October 24, [1838]


OLMSTEAD, P. H. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


OSBORN, Ralph & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


PACKER, William

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 8, 1841, 1p. A.L.S.


PARSONS, Usher

 To E. Cooke, November 25, 1858, 5p. copy of A.L.S.


PATTERSON, Jesse

 To W. G. Moorhead, January 20, 1841, 1p. A.L.S.


PATTERSON, John & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


PERRY, Com. Oliver H.

 Re. monuments in Cleveland & Put-In-Bay - See Usher Parsons to E. Cooke November 25, 1858, 5p. [copy]


PITTENGER, I. H.

 To E. Cooke, February 19, 1861, 3p. A.L.S.


PORTER, A. M.

 To S. Moorhead, March 7, 1838, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


PORTER, Mary

 To S. Moorhead, November 20, 1835, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


SANDUSKY Citizens

 Re, seat of Justice at Sandusky City, undated, 2p ms.


SCRIBNER, S.

 To W. G. Moorhead, July 7, 1841, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To W. G. Moorhead, August 11, 1841, 1p. A.L.S. w/self envelope



SEYMOUR, I. M.

 To Wm. Moorhead, December 10, 1836, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


SHERMAN, John

 To E. Cooke, December 18, 1864, 1p. A.L.S. w/envelope


SIMPSON, Jane E. C.

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, June 29, 1844, 3p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


STEVENS, Isaac

 Contract with E. Cooke, December -, 1839, 3p. ms.


SWINNEY, D. I. & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


THOMAS, George C. [Member Banking Concern, Philadelphia)

 To Mrs. E. Cooke, September 3, 1866, 2p. A.L.S.


TOWNSEND, William

 To Messrs Drip & Ferguson, March 1, 1841, 1p. A.L.S.


TOWNSEND, W. [family]

 To Sarah Townsend, January 1, 1848, 4p. A.L.S. w/self envelope

 To Sarah Townsend, March 6, 1848, 2p. A.L.S. w/self envelope


TURNER. H. F.

 To Dear Sir, November 27, 1839, 1p. A.L.S.


WALK, Anthony & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


WEIR, J. N.

 To J. Cooke, January 7, 1865, 2p. A.L.S.


WHITTLESEY, Mederick & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


WOODMANCEE, Daniel & Others

 Committee on Inc. of Bank at Sandusky, December -, 1833, 2p. ms. signed


Business and Legal papers not indexed


COOKE, ELEUTHEROS (1787-1864) FAMILY PAPERS: ADDENDUM


DOBBINS, Daniel

 E. C. and others to, dtd Sandusky, November 13, 1834, 1p. Petition signed. (Xerox copy).



Addendum


The following letters, written by Eleutheros Cooke to his son Jay Cooke, were donated by James H. Harding in 2006. The transcripttions were prepared by the donor.


Inventory


Ac. 5651

21 items 

Sandusky Aug 16, 1863

My Dear Jay.

Your several good letters are recdd. Their sententious brevity proves how much you are pressed for time, and admonish me to avoid trespassing upon it, by observing the like brevity.

Wm G, Sakey & Dora reached us Monday evening in fine health & spirits. I have not seen Sakey so well in 12 years. She was very cheerful & happy and they all left us for the upper lakes on Friday morning via Cleveland, where they met Doct Maylan who had been robbed of all his money $250, at Pittsburg. Wm G writes that he feels, (poor fellow) very low spirited about it. I know how to pity him by experience. Willie & Murry Moorhead joined the party here on Thursday. Pitt & they all left together. We have heard of them all on board a fine Steamer which left at 8 P.M. the 14th.

Your friend Mr. Rambo called on us shortly after the party left, on Friday. Dined with us so, after which I took him over to Dr. Bronson, who immediately accompanyed him to the Islands The Doct returned next morning leaving Mr. R at Kellys Island who will preach today at their new Tabernacle. They visited Put in Bay Ottoway City etc. - & were Ve & were well received every where. The Doct says the population of the Islands is rapidly increasing and that they present a noble field for Mmissionary labor. Mr. R will be able to report fully to you on his return which will be immediately. He will reach here tomorrow morning & remain with us till evening when he will leave for Phil, on the 6 OClock train. We shall make it as pleasant as possible for him.

I dont know, where you may direct letters to Wm. G, as he left no directions about it. If he returns by the same Steamer he left on, he will be back here in 10 days. But if he finds it pleasant & desirable to remain over he will not return until the next boat which may protract his stay for 20 days. We are rejoiced to know, that you & Lizzie are to be here by the 1st Oct. Dont let any thing interfere to disappoint us. We are expecting Laura in 2 or 3 days She has prolonged her visit at Rome & Aubern (?) beyond all reason. I am not well – & never expect to be, having outlived the power of renovation and re-construction. Give my love to Lizzie & all the children in which Mrs C joins.

In great haste

Affy your father

EC

Sandusky Aug 18/63

My Dear Jay

At the moment of Mr. Rambos departure I drop you a line He will advise you fully of his explorations of the Islands & here-abouts, so that I need not take time to do so. I believe he is much pleased with his reconnoiterings. We have taken great pleasure in our endeavors to treat him kindly.

At 1/2 to twelve today we were surprised and delighted by the arrival of Laura & Mary Pitt & their children. Their delay had been so long protracted that we began to fear we should scarcely live to see them.

Judge Caldwell is at present absent in Iowa Aunt Susan brot over your letter (by proxy) forwarding the $1,600 in bonds which have been recd, requesting me to say to you they had been duly recd , & that the receipt thereof would be duly acknowledged on his return.

A like letter from your house at Washington, of the 10 was lately recd requesting him to acknowledge the receipt of $6,000 in 5.20 bonds which had been sent to him on the 25th July. I replied to that, acknowledging the receipt. ??

This is all I know about it.

We are in better health today than usual and am rejoiced to know that Lizzie is so much better.

Give our love to her and remember my affy to all the dear children.

Ever yours,

E.C.

Sandusky Feby. 14, 1864

My Dear Jay

I beg you a thousand pardons for not advising you instantly on my return home of my safe arrival. But I reached here late on Friday so fatigued that I could not write, and as no mail left here on Saturday this is my first opportunity. Owing to the magnificent provisions made by Jay Jr.?, for my sleeping accommodations I was enabled to reach Pittsburgh with much comfort and little fatigue for which my most grateful acknowledgements are due. I am not quite as well, as when I left you, & shall not leave the house for several days. It makes me sad to apprehend that I may never again enjoy my customary health: but this sadness is instantly dispelled by the remembrance of the innumerable kindnesses and munificent incidents which characterized my recent visit to you and H.D. I beg you dear Jay to be careful of your health and that of your peerless wife. As for me it matters little whether I am ill or well as my day for usefulness has gone by my - my life lease having expired leaving only tenant at will.

Remember me affectionately to dear Lizzie & to all the children and remember your promise to pay us a good long visit, early in the Season. Give my love also to dear Saky, Wm G & the 2

and know that I always hold you in the myost affectionate remembrance.

E Cooke

Sandusky Feby 24/64

My Dear Jay,

Your letter of the 22nd enclosing the $100 bond, and draft to your Mother, was recd today at 11 am. I was much amused, as a poor sick man could well be, at the evident pleasure with which the draft was received. She considers the trust a sacred one and as such it will be most faithfully and judiciously administered. On my return she took the pains to render a most perfect account of her stewardship both as to my individual & the O.P.J. fund. 1Ist she gave me the items from her Memo. of of all cash recd from various tenants & other donees???? & then of - & then of all disbursements for taxes - & then expenses and after computing - & deducting the latter from the first and adding the cash on hand the amounts balanced within less than a dollar. So with your 250 trust. She had many items besides the 8?3 prominent ones to Messrsepres? Bronson Menks & Barker which when added together exceeded the trust, just $1.10. She was much gratified at the result as she had made no previous computation & relied only on her somewhat lengthy memorandum of charities. This last trust will enable her to do much real good and make her happy in doing so and she desires me to communicate to you her most grateful thanks for your confidence in her judgment & fidelity in the execution of a commission do so sacred and important.

I reached home very comfortably but after Pitt left my cold or (Influenza?) became much worse & I have not left the houseme to walk out since. Indeed I have been really sick and but for the best nursing I should scarcely hope to recover. My cough is very troublesome but I think some better.

This will explain why I have not written and why I cannot now find words to express to you my boundless gratitude for the many kind & liberal things you have done for me. When I think of all, words become meaningless - & silence seems the most expressive acknowledgement of my gratitude for such immeasurable goodness.

I have recd several letters from WmG & Sakey? and desire if possible to reply by this mail but fear I shall have to give it up We have felt deeply anxious about poor dear Kitty & Sally? and am rejoiced to hear they are so much better. Remember in all affy to dear Lizzie & all the children & write often

[????] Affy your father

E Cooke

I will attend to the report which I understand is contained ??? in one of Pitts letters respecting Monument on Gibraltar.

Sandusky March 21/64

My Dear Jay.

More dear than ever, as time rolls on, and developes more and more, of your almost boundless goodness and nobleness of soul. When I think of your past history of your position full of fresh renown and of your recent act of unparalleled kindness in freeing me from my long life enemy, the nightmare of debt, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and can find no words to express it. Your recent kindness to your brother, poor H.D. in tenderly forgiving his too great sensitiveness, & indiscretion in the matter of the late California claim has added greatly to my admiration of your generous magnanimity. Your letter of the 17th just recd which couples my noble son Wm.G. with you in efforts to encourage him has given me us great pleasure. You do not allude to the cause of his ill health and depression But I know it all. The truth is, H.D. partakes more of the unfortunate false pride & sensitiveness, in reference to everything calculated to aeffect the good will opinion of the public which has always been the bane of my life than any of my other sons. This is his weakness and I sincerely rejoice that you have secured his promise to submit in all cases of like kind hereafter to your guidance and judgment. His latest acquiescence in the settled claim at least for any larger amt than the original principal without consulting with you & Wm.G. who could have easily arranged it on just terms, was his great error and though not strictly criminal, it was gravely censurable and can only be apologized for by his extreme super sensitiveness, and his desire to avoid a public disclosure of his unfortunate indebtedness to to the apprehended injury of his position and that of the firm to which he was attached. I know not how to advise in relation to these California claims but think I would trust no man to go there and settle them. There is too great a temptation for doubling the compromise amt & sharing the spoil!! Besides, the very fact of sending an agent so far will suggest a belief in the Creditors of the debtors ability to pay. When I see you, we will counsel together on the subject.

[Written along the side of the sheet:]

I have had a long consultation with Rush Sloane who is impatiently waiting to hear from H.D.

I see it stated in the Cincinnati papers that you are in consultation with Gov. Chase & that you advise him to negotiate the 10/200 loan through the National Banks. I apprehend he will find it impracticable – & that you will yet be called upon to start the Caravan True you have built the Rail Road prepared the process the depots, water stations Engines Cars & ???? Agents & familiarized the people with the character of these securities, and it would seem that now the Secy should find no difficulty in selling the bonds