Caroline Louise Hopwood Cook papers
Scope and Contents
The Caroline Louise Hopwood Cook papers measure eight linear inches and date from 1883 to 1912. It consists of one series, General (1883-1912) which includes her diaries and an autograph book. The diaries are partially transcribed.
- 1883 - 1912
- Hopwood Cook, Caroline Louise (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa. Permission must be obtained from the donor for use in public/digital media.
Biographical / Historical
Caroline Louise Hopwood was born in 1866, near Williamsburg, Iowa to Emily A. Gans and Dr. Moses W. Hopwood. She lived and worked on farms throughout her life. In 1885, Caroline Hopwood married George Washington Cook in Oxford, Iowa. They had six children, Emily Cook (1886-1899), Mary Etta Cook (1888-1974), Nora Bell Cook (1892-1964), Vera Irene Cook (1894-unknown), Eldon Jesse Cook (1900-1982), and Everett Arthur Cook (1903-unknown). From 1883 until her death in 1912, Cook kept a diary that described daily activities and life on the farm.
7.5 linear inches
Language of Materials
A farm wife from the Oxford, Iowa area whose diaries record everyday life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection (donor no. 1402) was donated by Caroline Larew Svenson in 2015.
- Caroline Louise Hopwood Cook papers
- Annie Schrandt
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