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Forrest L. Cosby, Sr. Collection

Identifier: MC 10

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and newspaper clippings concerning George Washington Carver and his interactions with Dr. Cosby and George Philips.


  • 1932 - 1941

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Forrest Lee Cosby, Sr. (1864-1933) began practicing medicine in Columbus in 1899. He later served as Muscogee County health officer and county physician for 27 years, as well as being the head of the county tuberculosis sanatorium which bore his name. At the time of his death he was the head of the county relief organization. Shortly before he died, Cosby came to know George Washington Carver as a result of one of his appearances in Columbus.


0.5 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States