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Collection Overview

Title: Colcock family papers, 1785-1982

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 520

Primary Creator: Colcock family.

Extent: 24.0 Boxes. More info below.

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).

Date Acquired: 12/00/1971

Subjects: 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.

Forms of Material: Coats of arms., Correspondence., Diaries., Poetry., Research notes.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 13 linear feet

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.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: William Ferguson Colcock.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Colcock family papers, Manuscripts Collection 520, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1: Colcock family papers, 1785-1843],
[Box 2: Colcock family papers, 1841-1849],
[Box 3: Colcock family papers, 1850-1865],
[Box 4: Colcock family papers, 1888-1919],
[Box 5: Colcock family papers, 1858-1902],
[Box 6: Correspondence],
[Box 7: Correspondence and other materials],
[Box 8: Correspondence and other materials],
[Box 9: Other materials],
[Box 10: Other materials],
[Box 11: Other materials],
[Box 12: Other materials],
[Box 13: Other materials],
[Box 14: Other materials],
[Box 15: Other materials],
[Box 16: Other materials],
[Box 17: Other materials],
[Box 18: Other materials],
[Box 19: Other materials],
[Box 20: Other materials],
[Box 21: Other materials],
[Box 22: Other materials],
[Box 23: Publications],
[Box 24: Publications],
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Box 1: Colcock family papers, 1785-1843
Folders 1-14 cover the years 1785-1843. Family matters and South Carolina politics are the main topic.
Box 2: Colcock family papers, 1841-1849
Folders 15-21. Folder 15 contains two letters from J.C. Calhoun (copies): 1844 August 19 to W.D. Pocter, Esquire; 1844 August 24 to a Mr. Bailey. South Carolina politics sprinkled through the years.
Box 3: Colcock family papers, 1850-1865
Folders 22-38. William Ferguson Colcock letters from Washington. Of special interest are 1850 April 25 and May 12: Dr. Calhoun's death and funeral. Information on principal topics of the United States on this year. Folders 27 and 28 are written by a slave of William Ferguson Colcock's who was in charge of their older son Huguenin, who had a speech impediment and went away to a special school. Folder 35, letters of Daniel de Saussure Colcock to his uncle, William Ferguson Colcock, during the Civil War when he was aboard the C.C. Charleston (outside Charleston, South Carolina).
Box 4: Colcock family papers, 1888-1919
Folders 39-56. Correspondence ends in Folder 41. Mostly letters from Daniel de Saussure Colcock to his wife, on family and Sugar Industry matters. Folder 42: 1901 September 3; 1901 September 21; 1901 September 30; letters from James Wilson (Secretary of Agriculture of the United States) to Daniel de Saussure Colcock. Folder 43, 1906 May 30. Letters to Daniel de Saussure Colcock from William Howard Taft; 1908 June 25, from William Howard Taft; 1917 August 24, from William Howard Taft; 1916 December 8, note of thanks from Woodrow Wilson. Folders 45-56: Poems written by William Ferguson Colcock, Daniel de Saussure Colcock family documents: slave sales, William Ferguson Colcock appointments, genealogical information, speeches of William Ferguson and Daniel de Saussure Colcock, articles on the Sugar Industry. Folder 57: Hutson and Colcock Genealogy. Volume: The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 1902 October.
Box 5: Colcock family papers, 1858-1902
Contains William Ferguson Colcock diaries from 1858 until his death in 1889, and three bound books: Annual Report: American Cane Grower Association, 1897; Reciprocity with Cuba: Hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means (57th Congress) Washington, 1902; A Prayer Book.
Box 6: Correspondence
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1970s-1980s
Folder 2: Correspondence - Pat Bacot, 1978
Folder 3: Correspondence - Mrs. John I. Blythe, 1980-1981
Folder 4: Correspondence - Marie Colcock Brannen, 1974
Folder 5: Correspondence - Ben Hill Brown, 1983
Folder 6: Correspondence - Isabel Carre, 1970s
Folder 7: Correspondence - Edward F. Colcock, 1970s
Folder 8: Correspondence - Errol Hay Colcock, 1970s
Folder 9: Correspondence - E.H. Colcock to his sister (copies), 1857-1858
Folder 10: Correspondence - Richard W. Colcock, 1930s
Folder 11: Correspondence - William Ferguson Colcock to his wife (copy), undated
Folder 12: Correspondence - Gibbs Art Gallery, 1970s
Box 7: Correspondence and other materials
Folder 1: Correspondence - Martha S. Macmillan, 1950s-1970s
Folder 2: Correspondence - W.G. Martin, 1963
Folder 3: Correspondence - Mrs. Donald Wane Mitchell, 1976
Folder 4: Correspondence - Mary L. Rollins, 1970s
Folder 5: Correspondence - Hugh E. Valleton, 1974
Folder 6: Correspondence - Hetty Woodbridge, 1970s
Folder 7: Correspondence - Frances C. Yarbrough, 1970s
Folder 8: Correspondence and other materials, undated
Folder 9: Correspondence and other materials, 1880s
Folder 10: Correspondence and other materials, 1970s
Folder 11: Correspondence and other materials - Bill Bragg, 1980s
Folder 12: Correspondence and other materials - Mrs. Bernard Early Bruns, 1968
Box 8: Correspondence and other materials
Folder 1: Correspondence and other materials - Marion Childs
Folder 2: Correspondence and other materials - Charles C. Gregorie, 1970s
Folder 3: Correspondence and other materials - Francis Leeson, 1970s
Folder 4: Correspondence and other materials - Robert Manson Myers, 1970s
Folder 5: Correspondence and other materials - Baron de Nervo, 1970s
Folder 6: Correspondence and other materials - Rugeley family of Texas, 1950s
Folder 7: Correspondence and other materials - Smithsonian Institution, 1970s
Folder 8: Correspondence and other materials - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Charleston, 1970s
Folder 9: Correspondence and other materials - Duplicates, undated
Folder 10: Correspondence and other materials - Duplicates, undated
Box 9: Other materials
Folder 1: Ancestor List - New York Society (Old)
Folder 2: Bibliography - Books, Undated
Folder 3: De Saussure of Louisiana
Folder 4: Huguenot Genealogy, Undated
Folder 5: Hueguenot Society of America Ancestor List, 1960s
Folder 6: Huguenot Society of Canada, 1982
Folder 7: Huguenot Society of London, 1970s
Folder 8: Louisiana Club, 1982
Folder 9: Louisiana Landmarks Society, 1982
Folder 10: Memos 1970s
Folder 11: Notes, undated
Folder 12: Notes, undated
Folder 13: Notes - Charleston, South Carolina, undated
Folder 14: Obituary - Richard Hutson Colcock
Folder 15: Royal families - England, 1970s
Folder 16: Royalty: France, 1328; England 1485
Box 10: Other materials
Folder 1: Sinclair Agency, Undated
Folder 2: Some early settlers, undated
Folder 3: Society of Colonial Wars, 1975
Folder 4: South Carolina Historical Society, Undated
Folder 5: South Carolina Historical Society, 1970s
Folder 6: South Carolina Huguenot Society, 1970s
Folder 7: South Carolina Huguenot Society, 1980s
Box 11: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 3: Notes No Date
Folder 4: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 5: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 6: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 9: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Box 12: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Colcock, (not complete), Undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Colcock, undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - Colcock, 1800s
Folder 5: Genealogy - Colcock, 1970s
Folder 6: Genealogy - Annie T. Colcock, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Annie T. Colcock, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Judge Charles J. Colcock, 1970s
Folder 9: Genealogy - Charles Jones Colcock, 1970s
Folder 10: Genealogy - Daniel De Saussure Colcock, Jr.
Folder 11: Genealogy - Franklin P. Colcock, 1914
Box 13: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Captain John Colcock, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Captain John Colcock, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - John Colcock (2nd), undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - Many Mellicent Colcock (1855-1933), teacher, undated
Folder 5: Genealogy - Pete Colcock and Eloise Born, undated
Folder 6: Colcock Genealogy No Date
Folder 7: Genealogy - Major Richard W. Colcock, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Richard W. Colcock, undated
Box 14: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Richard William Colcock, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - William Ferguson Colcock, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Judge William Ferguson Colcock, undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - William Ferguson Colcock (labor contract)
Folder 5: Genealogy - William Ferguson Colcock, United States Congress/Smithsonian, undated
Folder 6: Genealogy - Colcock, Cahoun, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Colcock/Yarbrough, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Bacot, undated
Folder 9: Genealogy - Bacot, families, undated
Folder 10: Genealogy - Bacot/Raymond, undated
Box 15: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Barker, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Miles Brewton, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Brabant/De Bordeau, undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - Bullock, undated
Folder 5: Genealogy - Capers family/Dubose, undated
Folder 6: Genealogy - Cattell, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - De Gignilliat, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - De Saussure, undated
Folder 9: Genealogy - De Sassure, no date
Folder 10: Genealogy - Deveruo/Diodaoti
Folder 11: Genealogy - Diodati family, undated part 1
Folder 12: Genealogy - Diodati family, undated part 2
Box 16: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Godfrey, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Hayne Family, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Heyward Family, undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - Hext Family, undated
Folder 5: Genealogy - Anna M. Hueguenin (will), 1880s
Folder 6: Genealogy - Hutson, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Hutson, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Michael J. Hutson
Folder 9: Genealogy - Hutson: Sophie Palmer Hutson and Descendents
Folder 10: Genealogy - McLeod/Johnson/Hutson, undated
Folder 11: Genealogy - Milner
Folder 12: Genealogy - Baron de Nervo Papers, 1970s
Folder 13: Genealogy - Baron de Nervo Papers - Bacot - Hutson
Folder 14: Genealogy - Baron de Nervo papers regarding Gignilliat, Bonne Torney Connection, revised by Henery B. Hoff
Folder 15: Genealogy - Reverand B.M. Palmer, undated
Box 17: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Peronneau, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Pinckney, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Ravenelle List (Incomplete) undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - Ray, undated
Folder 5: Genealogy - Robert, undated
Folder 6: Genealogy - Rutledge, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Purrysburg, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Seabrook Family, undated
Folder 9: Genealogy - Sinclair, undated
Folder 10: Genealogy - Sinclair and Colcock, undated
Folder 11: Genealogy - Sons of the Revolution, 1950s
Folder 12: Genealogy - Stanyarne, undated
Folder 13: Genealogy - Trenholm Family, undated
Folder 14: Genealogy - Sidney L. Villere, undated
Folder 15: Genealogy - Wright, undated
Folder 16: Genealogy - Woodward, undated
Folder 17: Genealogy - Henry Woodward, undated
Box 18: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Henry Woodward, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Dr. Henry Woodward, part 1, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Dr. Henry Woodward, part 2, undated
Folder 4: Genealogy - Dr. Henry Woodward, 1908
Folder 5: Genealogy - Dr. Henry Woodward, pardon granted
Folder 6: Genealogy - undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Descent Tables, undated
Folder 8: Genealogy - Colcock family ancestor list part 1, undated
Folder 9: Genealogy - Colcock family ancestor list part 2, undated
Folder 10: Genealogy - Family tree, undated
Box 19: Other materials
Folder 1: Genealogy - Colcock index, undated
Folder 2: Genealogy - Colcock, Index to Tables, undated
Folder 3: Genealogy - Notes, 1970s
Folder 4: Genealogy - Notes, 1974
Folder 5: Genealogy - Notes, Undated
Folder 6: Genealogy - Other materials, undated
Folder 7: Genealogy - Sections of other files to be sorted out
Folder 8: Genealogy - Surname Archive, 1973
Box 20: Other materials
Folder 1: Colcock: Complete family lines (Master Copy) - part 1
Folder 2: Complete family lines (Master copy) - part 2
Folder 3: Colcock: Direct ancestral surnames, 1976
Folder 4: Captain John Colcock, John Colcock (2nd), Judge Charles Jones Colcock, Major Richard Woodward Colcock and descendants
Folder 5: Captain John Colcock, John Colcock (2nd), Judge Charles Jones Colcock, Major Richard Woodward Colcock and descendants (Incomplete)
Box 21: Other materials
Folder 1: Captain John Colcock, John Colcock (2nd), Judge Charles Jones Colcock, Thomas Hutson Colcock and descendents, 1971
Folder 2: Colcock book and ancestor tables, undated
Folder 3: Colcock family genealogy, 1971
Folder 4: Daniel De Saussure Colcock, copies of old papers - Volume 1
Folder 5: Daniel De Saussure Colcock, copies of old papers - Volume 2
Folder 6: Forty-four fathers and others, 1971
Box 22: Other materials
Folder 1: Correspondence - Colcock, Letters from DC (copies), 1864
Folder 2: Genealogy - Alfonzo I. Rugeley papers, undated 1/4
Folder 3: Genealogy - Alfonzo I. Rugeley papers, undated 2/4
Folder 4: Genealogy - Alfonzo I. Rugeley papers, undated 3/4
Folder 5: Genealogy - Alfonzo I. Rugeley papers, undated 4/4
Box 23: Publications
Folder 1: Publications - Alabama Churchmen, 1963
Folder 2: Publications - Annals of Newberry by Edward Maco Hudson (excerpts), undated
Folder 3: Publications - Court of Chancery, undated
Folder 4: Publications - Goose Creek by Henry A.M. Smith, 1928
Folder 5: Publications - Guide to Genealogical Records in the National Archives, 1964
Folder 6: Publications - The Huguenot Society of London, 1977
Folder 7: Publications - In the Revolution (exerpts), undated
Folder 8: Publications - Index to ship registers (exerpts), undated
Box 24: Publications
Folder 1: Publications - Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of America, v.8, 1978
Folder 2: Publications - Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London, v. 23: number 1-2, 4, 1978
Folder 3: Publications - Registers of Sheldon Church (excerpt)
Folder 4: Publications - The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine (excerpts) volume 16, number 2, 1915
Folder 5: Publications - South Carolina marriage records (excerpts), undated
Folder 6: Publications - Stoney Creek Cemetery, undated
Folder 7: Publications - Warrants for land in South Carolina
Folder 8: Publications - Confederate Veteran, 1926
Folder 9: Publications - Here the Creeks sat down
Folder 10: Publications - History of South Carolina in the Revolution by McRady, volume 1
Folder 11: Publications - Narratives of early South Carolina by Salley
Folder 12: Publications - Siege of Lichfield by Reverand W. Gresley (chapter 5)
Folder 13: Publications - South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 1: number 4, 1900
Folder 14: Publications - Under royal government by McRady, volume 1
Folder 15: Publications - Yearbook, City of Charleston, 1882-1883, 1885 (excerpts)

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[Box 3: Colcock family papers, 1850-1865],
[Box 4: Colcock family papers, 1888-1919],
[Box 5: Colcock family papers, 1858-1902],
[Box 6: Correspondence],
[Box 7: Correspondence and other materials],
[Box 8: Correspondence and other materials],
[Box 9: Other materials],
[Box 10: Other materials],
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[Box 12: Other materials],
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[Box 17: Other materials],
[Box 18: Other materials],
[Box 19: Other materials],
[Box 20: Other materials],
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