Colcock family papers, 1785-1982 | Louisiana Research Collection

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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 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.

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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],
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