Washburn, Mabel Thacher Rosemary.
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The Mabel Washburn-William H. Cobb correspondence consistsof letters written between Feb. 15 and March 27, 1922, concerning a proposed motion picture based on the life of George Washington. The project was the idea of Major Cobb,who contacted historian Washburn for assistance in turninghis notes into a film script. Also included are various drafts of Major Cobb's notes and two outlines for a scenario. It appears that the proposed film was never made.
Mabel Washburn was a genealogist, historian, and author, who served from 1927 to 1935 as genealogical editor of theJournal of American History. Major William H. Cobb was an attorney based in Elkins, West Virginia, who was also a presiding officer in an organization known as the Knights of Washington.
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- Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Drama.
- Washburn, Mabel Thacher Rosemary.
- Cobb, William H.
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