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Title "Cocke-Spur" scrapbook cover
Dates of Creation May 4, 1914
Scope & Content Photograph of a purple leather scrapbook cover embossed with the title "Cocke-Spur" and containing 15 double sided 9" x 11" pages featuring a total of 49 professional photographs the subject of which is the May 3, and 4, 1914, visit of Vice President and Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall to the Roanoke Valley, with primary emphasis on a May 4, 1914 entertainment at "Cocke-Spur" the home of Lucian and Sarah Johnson Hagan Cocke. A small photograph of "Cocke-Spur" is affixed to the scrapbook cover.
The scrapbook was the property of Mrs. Cocke, affectionately known as "Sallie", who was prominent in the civic affairs of early twentieth century Roanoke, was a regular contributor to "The Saturday Evening Post", and author of "Bypaths in Dixie-Folk Tales of the Old South"(1911),"The Master of the Hills: A Tale of the Georgia Mountains"(1917), and "Old Mammy Tales from Dixie Land"(1926), all published by E.P. Dutton & Co.
Cocke's accomplishments as a local civic leader are detailed in "Roanoke Virginia, 1882-1912 Magic City of the New South" by Rand Dotson, and "Notable Women West of the Blue Ridge 1850-1950", A Project of the William Preston Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. "A Woman of Distinction" by J. Hayden Hollingsworth is a 314 page biographical work based on Sarah's unpublished memoirs. The volume portrays a lady of intellect, energy, and determination from a distinguished Southern family transitioning gracefully from the post civil war era well into the twentieth century while creating a strong record of accomplishment along the way. Sarah survived her husband Lucian, lived at "Cocke-Spur" until her death in 1944, and is buried in the Cocke family cemetery at Hollins University (formerly Hollins College).
Year Range from 1914.0
Year Range to 1914.0
Subjects Authors
Civic leaders
Photograph albums
Universities & colleges
Vice presidents
Search Terms A Woman of Distinction
Bypaths in Dixie - Folk Tales of the Old South
Hollins College
Hollins University
Master of the Hills: A Tale of the Georgia Mountains
Notable Women West of the Blue Ridge 1850 - 1950
Old Mammy Tales from Dixie Land
Roanoke City
Roanoke Valley
Roanoke, Virginia, 1882 - 1912 Magic City of the New South
Saturday Evening Post
People Cocke, Lucian H.
Cocke, Lucien H., Mrs.
Cocke, Sallie
Cocke, Sarah Johnson Hagan
Dotson, Rand
Hollingsworth, J. Hayden
Marshall, Mrs. Thomas R.
Marshall, Thomas R.
Imagefile 022\20090201.JPG
Number of images 1.0
Object Name Scrapbook
Catalog Number 2009.02.01
Extent of Description Purple leather scrapbook containing 15 double sided 9" x 11" pages featuring a total of 49 professional photographs