A Guide to the Adelaide Colcock Papers, 1863-c.1870 Colcock, Adelaide Papers Ms2009-020

A Guide to the Adelaide Colcock Papers, 1863-c.1870

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-020


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Processed by: Jennifer Vipperman Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-020
Title
Adelaide Colcock Papers, 1863-c.1870
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Adelaide Colcock
Language
English
Abstract
Letters written to Adelaide Colcock from 1863 through c.1870. Collection includes three letters from her father, William F. Colcock, a prominent lawyer and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, two letters from her sister Minnie, and one from her cousin Charles Colcock. The first letter from "Bubber Charlie" states, "The Yankees are a very bad people and won't let us alone." Adelaide Colcock was born September 3, 1858 and died August 1946.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Adelaide Colcock Papers, Ms2009-020, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Adelaide Colcock Papers were purchased for the Civil War collection here at Special Collections in 1993.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Adelaide Colcock Papers was completed in January 2009.


Biographical Information

Adelaide Colcock was born September 3, 1858. Her mother, Emmeline L. Huguenin, died when Adelaide was two months old. Her father, William F. Colcock, was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and moved his family many times to different plantations throughout the state. In 1872, Adelaide Colcock went to Charleston to attend Mrs. Pinckney's school and returned home in August of 1876. She never married and lived at home with her father until his death in 1889. Adelaide Colcock died in August 1946.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of six letters written to Adelaide Colcock from family members. Five of the letters were written during the Civil War. Three of the letters come from her father, William Ferguson Colcock. The other letters come from her sister and her cousin "Charlie." Most of the letters are inquiries about the wellbeing of family members. There is some discussion of family members serving in the war as well as a few opinions about how the war is going. The first letter from "Bubber Charlie" states, "The Yankees are a very bad people and won't let us alone."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Colcock, Adelaide
  • Colcock, William
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Folder 1: Letters, 1863 - c.1870