COX, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900


Guide to Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1868-1940, 0.3 linear foot.
The papers of Jacob D. Cox contain three letters (1868-1869) from Cox to George B. Wright and eleven letters (1893-1899) to James Ford Rhodes. Also includes a two-volume work entitled, “Political Experiences of Major General Jacob Dolson Cox,” by William Cox Cochran (1940).

Papers: In the Fields-Garrison Literary Collection, 1869-1906, 800 items.
Correspondents include Jacob Dolson Cox.

Papers: In the John McAllister Schofield Papers, ca. 1837-1906, approximately 300,000 items.
Correspondents include Jacob D. Cox. A finding aid is available in the repository.Papers:In the B. F. Wade Papers, ca. 1832-1881, approximately 3,522 items. Correspondents include Jacob D. Cox. A finding aid is available in the repository.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: August 26, 1862; July 20, 1869; October 13, 1870. 3 letters.
Finding aid in repository.


Oberlin College Archives
Oberlin, OH
Papers: 1851-1901, 8 linear feet.
The Jacob Dolson Cox papers consist mainly of indexed correspondence, incoming and outgoing. Outgoing correspondence is in the form of letter press copy books and manifold copy books. Other records include letters and papers relating to the Kanawha Campaign (June-August 1861-July-August 1862), Battle of Franklin (1864), and the Atlanta Campaign (1864). Talks and writings include political addresses, historical essays, book reviews, and works on microscopy. The Cox papers on microfilm include the correspondence (incoming and outgoing) on seven reels, and military records on one reel, all of which were microfilmed by the Oberlin College Archives. Two Civil War diaries were microfilmed by the Cleveland Public Library. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: 1861-1865, 185 pages.
Letters and dispatches from Brig. Gen. J.D. Cox relating to the Kanawha Campaign, June-Aug. 1861 and July-August 1862, maps, printed materials including memorial tribute to General Sherman.

Papers: 1864-1865, approximately 160 pages.
Diary of J.D. Cox from April 1864 to May 1865: including military operations in East Tennessee, the campaigns of Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, and in North Carolina.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: N.d., 1 item.
A letter from J.D. Cox to Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, accepting his invitation to visit.

Papers: 1865, 1 item.
A letter from Brig. Gen. J.D. Cox to J.J. Janney written on October 1, 1865. In the letter, Brig. Gen. Cox writes relative to the distribution of packages (containing ballots?) from the Union Party Executive Committee.

Papers: 1866, 1 item.
A proclamation written on November 5, 1866 by Jacob D. Cox as governor of Ohio, of the use hence forth of a new Great Seal of the State as directed by the General Assembly.

Papers: 1866-1893, 5 items.
Scattered correspondence, 1866-1893, of Jacob Dolson Cox, including one letter to W.H. Smith, Ohio Secretary of State which includes a proposed proclamation relative to extending the suffrage to qualified voters in the military service.

Papers: 1880, 1 item.
A letter from J.D. Cox to D.B. Canfield, & Co. written on January 14, 1880. In the letter, J.D. Cox writes to discontinue his subscription to the “American Law Register.”

Papers: In the Lewis D. (Lewis Davis) Campbell Papers, 1850-1877, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Jacob Dolson Cox.

Papers: In the William Turner Coggeshall Papers, 1842-1868, 2 cubic feet.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Papers: In the Janney Family Papers, 1796-1905, 5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Papers: In the William L. McMillen Papers, 1852-1896, 72 items.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Papers: In the Emerson Opdycke Papers, 1861-1913, 2 cubic feet.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Microfilm: In the Selected Ohio Governors’ Papers, 1803-1882, 44 microfilm reels.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Papers: In the Steele Family Papers, 1786-1889, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Papers: In the F. (Friedrich) Hassaurek Papers, 1849-1881, 2 cubic feet.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.

Papers: 1866-1868, 1.5 cubic feet.
Correspondence pertaining to administrative and legislative affairs during Jacob D. Cox’s governorship, including recommendations for appointments, applications for positions, war veterans, Ohio stocks and bonds, pardons, vouchers, confirmations of appointments, and return of fugitives.


United States Military Academy
Special Collections
West Point, NY
Papers: In the Samuell Nicoll Benjamin Papers, 1856-1886, 158 items.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collection Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Paul Leicester Ford Papers, 1888-1905, 25 items.
Correspondents include Jacob D. Cox.


Western Reserve Historical Society Library
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Acme-Cleveland Corporation Records, 1869-1982, 5.81 linear feet.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox. A register is available in the repository.

Papers: In the James A. Garfield II Family Papers, 1873-1930,1.8 linear feet.
Other authors include Jacob D. Cox. A register is available in the repository.