John Hartwell Cocke's Membership in the Virginia State Agricultural Society
This nineteenth-century certificate confirms that John Hartwell Cocke, a prominent plantation owner and scientific farmer from Fluvanna County, was accorded a lifetime membership in the Virginia State Agricultural Society. Cocke helped found the Albemarle County branch of that organization in 1817.
Citation: John Hartwell Cocke Papers, 1725–1931, Accession #640. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.