Colcock family papers, 1785-1982
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Brief Description: The Colcocks are a South Carolina family of cotton planters. Boxes 1-5 primarily consist of correspondence within the Colcock family, including Charles Jones Colcock, William F. Colcock, and Daniel de Saussure Colcock. There are also poems, slave records, appointments, genealogical material, speeches, articles on the sugar industry, diaries of William F. Colcock, and Hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means (57th Congress). The second part of the collection, Boxes 6-24, consists of genealogical research material on the Colcock family and related families, including correspondence, research notes, photocopies, genealogical charts, coats of arms, and material from the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 520
Created by: Colcock family.
Volume: 24.0 Boxes
Acquired: 12/00/1971.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically (Boxes 1-5 at Jones Hall) and as follows (Boxes 6-24, Offsite): genealogy research correspondence, research material and notes (arranged alphabetically by family), and publications. The collection consists of 24 boxes. It is 13 linear feet (3 linear feet at Jones Hall and 10 linear feet at offsite).
Biographical Note for Colcock family. : The Colcock family is an old South Carolina family of cotton planters. Charles Jones Colcock (1771-1839) was a judge of the State Court of Appeals. He had four surviving sons: Thomas Hutson Colcock (1797-1851), John Colcock (1799-1872), William Ferguson Colcock (1804-1889), and Richard Woodward Colcock (1806-1856). William Ferguson Colcock (1804-1889) was a representative in the South Carolina and the U.S. House of Representatives and was married to Sarah Huguenin and later her sister Emmeline (1819-1858). In 1853 he became collector of the Port of Charleston. His nephew, Daniel de Saussure Colcock (1846-1919), son of Richard W. Colcock, was in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. Later, he was made Secretary of the Louisiana Sugar Exchange, representing the Louisiana sugar industry in Washington and Europe.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Boxes 6-24 are stored offsite, please contact LaRC staff at least two business days in advance to determine availability of these holdings.
Subject Index
Colcock, Charles Jones, 1771-1839.
Colcock, Daniel de Saussure, 1846-1919.
Colcock, William Ferguson, 1804-1889.
Colcock family -- Genealogy
Huguenot Society of South Carolina.
Slavery -- Southern States.
Sugar trade -- United States.
Genres/Forms of Material
Coats of arms.
Research notes.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: William Ferguson Colcock.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Colcock family papers, Manuscripts Collection 520, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.