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Accession 11

Inclusive Dates

1917-1958 (1923-1953)


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

600 pieces,5.0 linear feet



Historical Note

Charles Lonergan Cobb was a banker in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He was born in Chester, S.C. in 1883. He worked in banks in various capacities beginning as a messenger at the Savings Bank of Rock Hill at the age of 8 rising to the Presidency of the People's National Bank and the Board Chairman of the People's National Bank and Trust Company. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Winthrop College from 1938 to 1953. He died in 1953 at the age of 70.

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Lonergan Cobb Papers consists mainly of correspondence but also includes photographs, biographical material, magazine and newspaper clippings, all relating to Cobb's career as a banker at People's National Bank( 1905-1949); and the People's National Bank and Trust Company(1949-1953) in Rock Hill, SC as well as his association with Winthrop College as a Board of Trustees' member(1938-1953). Subjects include, railroad cotton shipping service to South Carolina mill towns, crop loans in the early 1920s, location of the Celanese Chemical Plant in Rock Hill, the Winthrop College Board of Trustees, and a1946 article about Cobb that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.


The papers of Charles Lonergan Cobb, businessman and banker, were received by the Archives on October 14, 1974


Cotton, Stone Mountain Memorial, Florida, agriculture, Winthrop College, World War II


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Charles Lonergan Cobb Papers - Accession 11

LC Subject Headings

Cobb, Charles L.--Archives; People's National Bank (Rock Hill, S.C.); People's National Bank and Trust Company (Rock Hill, S.C.); Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women; Bankers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Banks and banking--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History--20th century; College trustees--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History; York County (S.C.)--History