Inventory of the Armistead-Cocke Papers 1680-1907 Armistead-Cocke Mss. 65 Ar6

Inventory of the Armistead-Cocke Papers 1680-1907

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Manuscripts and Rare Books Department
Collection Number Mss. 65 Ar6


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Repository
Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Collection number
Mss. 65 Ar6
Title
Armistead-Cocke Papers, 1680-1907.
Extent
ca. 733 items.
Creators
Armistead Family. Cocke Family.
Language
English
Abstract
Letters and papers of the Armistead and Cocke families of Henrico and Cumberland Counties, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Publication Rights/Restrictions on Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Armistead-Cocke Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 296 items, 1958.
Gift: ca. 150 items, 1997.
Gift: 287 items, 1998.


Biographical/Historical Information

Maria Carter, daughter of Charles Carter of "Cleve," King George County, Virginia married William Armistead of "Hesse," Gloucester County, Virginia William Cocke, son of Elizabeth Fauntleroy Cocke and Bowler Cocke, married Jane Armistead. Their son, William Armistead Cocke had among other children, Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke who married Mary Booth Curtis.

Scope and Content Information

Correspondence, 1756-1764, of Maria Carter Armistead; business papers, 1782-1828, of William Cocke of "Bremo," Henrico County, Virginia and of "Oakland," Cumberland County, Virginia; and letters, 1861-1863, of William Fauntleroy Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke and Edmund Randolph Cocke concerning their service in the Confederate States Army (including the Battle of First Bull Run). Also included are five volumes of farm and account books, 1851-1863, of Richard P. Jones of "Land's End," Gloucester County, Virginia; copybooks on astronomy, [ca.1770-1780?], scrapbooks, and genealogical material. Includes letter, 1869, of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell concerning the connections between the Randolph and Preston families and the College of William and Mary.

Additions to the collection (1997.34 and 1998.45) include family letters, genealogical notes and poems of members of the Cocke family and to related branches of Throckmorton, Curtis, Sheldon, Jones, Preston, Byrd, Dandridge and Carter families living in Richmond, Virginia and Powhatan County, Virginia. Some letters are written from Richmond in the Reconstruction Era.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Organization

The inventory has been divided into seven Series. Series 1 is the genealogical and donor material, Series 2 is photographs, Series 3 is material concerning houses and land, Series 4 is correspondence and other papers, Series 5 is the Jones Account Books, Series 6 is Accession 1997.34 and Series 7 is Accession 1998.45.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Armistead family.
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching.
  • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Virginia, 1861.
  • Cocke family.
  • College of William and Mary--History--19th century.
  • Cumberland County (Virginia)--History.
  • Gloucester County (Virginia)--History.
  • Henrico County (Virginia)--History.
  • Powhatan County (Virginia)--History.
  • Preston family.
  • Randolph family.
  • Reconstruction.
  • Richmond (Virginia)--History.
  • Persons

  • Armistead family.
  • Cocke family.
  • Cocke, Edmund Randolph, 1841-1922.
  • Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston, 1838-1895.
  • Cocke, William Fauntleroy, 1826-1863.
  • Cocke, William, fl. 1798-1855.
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894.

Component List

Genealogical and Donor Material, ca. 1958.
Box-folder: 1:1-8
Series 1: Genealogical and Donor Material
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Press release, initial list, genealogical charts, ca. 1958.

    Press release, 1958. Initial list of the collection. Genealogical charts.

  • Box-folder 1:2
    The Times-Dispatch, Richmond, 1913.
    Cl.

    Re: Genealogical Column, about Carters and Armisteads.

  • Box-folder 1:3
    Secondary material concerning collection and Armistead and Carter families, Late 19th century.
    Incomplete L.

    Early Carter and Armistead families, containing copies of letters from this collection.

  • Box-folder 1:4
    Genealogical material,
    MO. S.

    Genealogical material concerning the Curtis, Sheldon, Carter, and Cocke families by Maria C. Talcott.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    "Descendants of Sir John Randolph,"
    Cl.

    From The Times-Dispatch, Richmond

  • Box-folder 1:6
    Copy of tombstone inscription of Emanuel Jones,
    Ms. Cop.

    Copy of the tombstone of Emanuel Jones, died 1739, made by P[eyton] H. Page.

  • Box-folder 1:7
    Bible Records,
    Ms.

    Re: Major Robert Throckmorton and John Peyton Dixon, from Bible owned by Mrs. Fann Throckmorton Nicolson.

  • Box-folder 1:8
    Throckmorton Family of England and Virginia, Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2.
    Cl.

    The Sun, Baltimore. Re: "The Throckmorton family of England and Virginia"by Jane Griffin Keys.

Photographs, n.d.
Box-folder: 1:9-13
5 items.PH.
Series 2: Photographs
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Photograph of painting of Betsy Fauntleroy, n.d.
    PH

    Photograph of painting in Alexandria. She married Bowler Cocke II, and their son was William Cocke who married Jane Armistead.

  • Box-folder 1:10
    Photograph of painting of Maria Byrd, n.d.
    Negative and positive photostat.

    Photostat positive and negative of painting, owned by Mrs. Maria C. and [Nathan?] Talcott, of Maria Byrd, daughter of William Byrd II and wife of Charles Carter, with son Charles Carter and [Maria Carter Armistead?].

  • Box-folder 1:11
    Photograph of Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke, n.d.
    PH.

    Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke, son of William Armistead Cocke, Oakland.

  • Box-folder 1:12
    Photograph of Mrs. Elizabeth Randloph Preston Cocke, n.d.
    PH.

    Mrs. Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke, with Sally Lyle Preston Cocke, eldest daughter of Edmund Randolph Cocke.

  • Box-folder 1:13
    Photograph of Mary Booth Curtis Cocke, n.d.
    PH.

    Mary Booth Curtis Cocke, wife of Thomas L. P. Cocke.

Materials concerning houses and land, 1680-1947, n.d.
Box-folder: 1:14-27
Series: Materials concerning houses and land
  • Box-folder 1:14
    Newspaper clipping concerning Hesse, n.d.
    Cl.

    "Historic Mansion of Mathews County," Hesse.

  • Box-folder 1:15
    Photograph of Oakland, n.d.
    PH.

    "Oakland."Short History on back.

  • Box-folder 1:16
    Mrs. Cocke of Derwent, n.d.
    Cl.

    "Mrs. Cocke, Mistress of Oakland and Hostess of the Lees at Derwent,"by Alice M. Tyler from The Times-Dispatch, Richmond.

  • Box-folder 1:17
    Photograph of "Derwent", n.d.
    Ph.
  • Box-folder 1:18
    Article on "Derwent", June 17, 1947.
    Cl.

    "Derwent Must Be Saved"from The News Leader, Richmond, Virginia.

  • Box-folder 1:19
    "Lee's Hideaway Still Stands" n.d.
    Cl.

    "Lee's Hideaway Still Stands."Reprinted from The Washington and Lee University Alumni Magazineby Dr. Leslie Lyle Campbell.

  • Box-folder 1:20
    "Southerner Heard First and Last Shots of War" n.d.

    "Southerner Heard First and Final Shots of War Between States, was friend of Lee", by Charles F. Preston.

  • Box-folder 1:21
    Plat of land on Piantatank River, [ca. 1680].
    Physical Location: Oversize File.
    Ms.

    Part of plat. Showing land on the Piantantan River of Lady Skipwith, George Curtis, Collonell [sic] Kemps, Augustin Horthus and William Marloe.

  • Box-folder 1:22
    Deed of land from Thomas Curtis, December 30, 1689.
    Physical Location: Oversize File
    DS.

    Sale of land in Kingston Parish, inherited from George Curtis, who bought the land from Edward Wyatt.

  • Box-folder 1:23
    Deed of land from Thomas Curtis, December 30, 1689.
    DS.

    Thomas Curtis, Gloucester County to Charles Curtis, Middlesex County Re: Deed of same date was to fulfill Thomas' bond to Charles.

  • Box-folder 1:24
    Testimony of Nicholas Cobb, February 19, 1695.
    DS Cop.

    P. Beverly, Clerk of County Court. Re: Testimony of Nicholas Cobb, defendant; by his attorney, Thomas Gregson, in dispute over land purchased from George Curtis, now deceased.

  • Box-folder 1:25
    Will of Charles Curtis, ca. 1700.
    D. Incomplete.

    Charles Curtis, Kingston Parish, Gloucester CountyHis will Gives all land to son Augustine, to daughters Sarrah [sic] Henry and Sous Anna [sic] Iveson, Negroes and linens

  • Box-folder 1:26
    Plat of land of Charles Curtis, ca. 1700.
    Ms.

    Plat of land. Charles Curtis on Piantatank River to Jno. West, Chisanassirk River, Accomack County Plat showing land surveyed by Jno. Smith. Shows location of the house.

  • Box-folder 1:27
    Floor Plan of House, [ca. 1760].
    Ms. Note watermark.

    Nicholas Foster. Re: Floor plan of a house.

Letters, accounts and papers of the Armistead-Cocke family, 1756-1844.
Box: 1-4
Series 4: Papers
  • Box-folder 1:28
    Maria Carter, daughter of Landon Carter, Sabine Hall to Maria Carter, Cleve, daughter of Charles Carter, March 25, 1756.
    ALS in fragments.

    Re: How to stay busy during the day. Published in 15 V 432.

  • Box-folder 1:29
    Maria Byrd, nee Taylor, Westover, to Maria Carter, her granddaughter, Cleve, February [1763].
    AL.

    Requests that the family visit her at Westover.

  • Box-folder 1:30
    Marie Carter of Cleve Copy Book, 1763.
    Ms.

    Bound in letter, April 14, 1792, from Christopher Pryor to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse.

  • Box-folder 1:31
    Maria Byrd, Westover, to Molly Maria Carter, Cleve, December 24, 1763.
    ALS.

    Cousin Maria Carter, daughter of Landon Beverley, gave birth to a son in October. Uncle William III and Aunt Mary Willing Byrd are going to tour through New York and Philadelphia. Health. Published in 10 V 178.

  • Box-folder 1:32
    Charles Carter, Cleve, Virginia to Molly Maria Carter his daughter, January 25, 1764.
    ALS.

    Pocket money for her visiting. Cautions against flattery. Publixhed in 10 V 178.

  • Box-folder 1:33
    Maria Carter, daughter of Landon, Sabine Hall, Beverly Blandfield to Molly Maria Carter, daughter of Charles, of Cleve, April 20, 1764.
    ALS. in fragments.

    Coming marriages of Lucy Burwell to Edmund Berkeley, Rebecca Burwell to Jaquelin Amble and Jenny Burwell to Mann Page of Rosewell, and Miss Hannah Fairfax to Warner Washington. Published in 10 V 177-178 and 15 V 433-434.

  • Box-folder 1:34
    Maria Byrd nee Taylor, Westover to Maria Carter, her granddaughter, Cleve, [1765].
    AL torn.

    Concerns Mr. William Armistead. Published in 15 V 435.

  • Box-folder 1:35
    Landon Carter, Sabine Hall to Molly Maria Carter, daughter of Charles of Cleve, February 19, 1765.
    ALS in fragments.

    Family news.

  • Box-folder 1:36
    William Byrd II, Westover to his niece Molly Maria Carter, November 25, 1765.
    ALS.

    Re: Her marriage to Mr. William Armistead. Published in 10 V 179-180 and 15 V 435.

  • Box-folder 1:37
    Warner Lewis to William Armistead, his cousin, Hesse, May 16, 1768.
    ALS. in fragments.

    Vote getting. Lewis' coming marriage. Launching of ship by the father of Lewis.

  • Box-folder 1:38
    Augustine Curtis to R. Carter Nicolson Ca. 1770.
    L. Dr.

    Suit against Clark Courtney and his mother Anne Mabry concerning land "at Eatons warehouse on Rappahannock River."

  • Box-folder 1:39
    Ann Brown, New York to Maria Carter Armistead, April 3, 1772.

    Virginians' reaction to Lord Dunmore as Governor Tryon is well received at New York, as is Col. Fanning. Family news. Part published in 10 V 180.

  • Box-folder 1:40
    Account book and accounts of Augustine Curtis, May 1772- March 1774.
    MS.

    Accounts with William Jackson, James Clark, Major Thomas Boswell, John Robinson, Richard Hodges, Robert Matthewes, William Bentley Estate, Francis Elliot and John Hibble.

  • Box-folder 1:41
    Receipt of W.W. Russel, Richmond to William Cocke, August 14, 1773.
  • Box-folder 1:42
    Bond of Indemnity, March 3, 1774.

    John New, John Fox and Danall New, Senior to William Armistead, Sheriff, Gloucester County Re: Bond of Indemnity.

  • Box-folder 1:43
    Inventory of the estate of Augustine Curtis, deceased, January 15, 1775.
    MS.
  • Box-folder 1:44
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas, to Maria Armistead, Hesse, June 5, 1775.
    ALS in fragments.

    Visit of Mr. William and Mrs. Armistead to their church. Route over Pudding Creek Bridge.

  • Box-folder 1:44
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas, the Glebe to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse, January 3, 1776.
    ALS.

    News about fighting in Norfolk and man of war near York. Sent cotton and worsted.

  • Box-folder 1:45
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse, February 8, 1776.
    ALS.

    The Armisteads' moving North River to avoid the enemy. The Armisteads have kept prisoners.

  • Box-folder 1:47
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas to Maria Armistead, June 3, 1776.
    ALS.

    The evils and hardships brought upon the people by persons without authority.

  • Box-folder 1:48
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas to Maria Armistead June 13.
    ALS.

    Submission to the catastrophies brought by man and God. News of the Russian General, and General Howe building on the Delaware.

  • Box-folder 1:50
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse, March 5, 1778.
    ALS.

    Birth of Mrs. Armistead's child. Capt. Deane carried Major Skith in his ship. Resignation to the will of Providence.

  • Box-folder 1:51
    E. Feilde Mrs. Thomas, New York, to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse, August 17, 1779.
    ALS.

    Mr. Smith came to Elizabeth Town, N.J. but was denied a permit for New York. Lack of Negroes.

  • Box-folder 1:52
    Aug. Bagner to Mrs. Maria Armistead, 1780-1792?.
    4 items.MS.

    Accounts.

  • Box-folder 1:54
    Clement Richard to Mrs. Maria Armistead, 1780-92?.
    MS. S.

    Accounts.

  • Box-folder 1:55
    To William Fleming, 1780-1800.
    MS.

    Memorandum of money received.

  • Box-folder 2:1
    William Cocke, 1770-1780.
    MS. V.

    Copy book on Astronomy.

  • Box-folder 2:3
    William Cocke, Henrico County to John Taylor Griffin, Goochland County [Virginia] Bond, 1782-1783.
    Fragments D.

    On reverse, John T. Griffin assigns the bond to Major William Lewis.

  • Box-folder 2:4
    To William Cocke, Bremo, Henrico County, Virginia, 1782-1789.
    C.
  • Box-folder 2:4
    Pennock, Nicolson and Skipwith to William Cocke, 1786.
    MS.

    Account for the year.

  • Box-folder 1:5
    Moore Fauntleroy, Nayors Hole to William Cocke, Bremo, his cousin, February 27, 1786.
    ALS.

    Money payment in Half Joes. Land papers brought from Augusta.

  • Box-folder 2:6
    John R. Grymes, London to Thomas Taylor Byrd, husband of Mary A. Armistead, March 1786.
    MS. S.

    "Invoice of Sundry Goods Shipped on board the Planter Capt. William Arthurs for Virginia..." Furniture, linens, carpets, dishes and silverware.

  • Box-folder 2:7
    Landon Carter, Cleve to Sister Maria Armistead?, June 20, 1787.
    ALS.

    Corn and wheat deliveries, requested by Mr. Lynham. Her son Charles Carter Armistead is placed with Mr. Waugh in Port Royal.

  • Box-folder 1:8
    Crowley, Millington and County to Messrs. Donald and Burton, July 10, 1787.
    MS.

    Account for nails and German steel.

  • Box-folder 2:9
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to Genl. Alexander Spotswood, Virginia, November 10, 1787.
    MS.

    "Invoice of Sundries shipped on board the Ann& Mary, Capt. John Wheeler..." Horses, tools, medical implements, riding equipment and spices.

  • Box-folder 2:10
    "Memorandum of Goods to be shipped to William Cocke," from Rowles Grymes and Co, 1788-90.
    MS.
  • Box-folder 2:12
    Lucy Armistead to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse, her mother, February 10, 1788.
    ALS.

    Lucy's visit to home of Col. William Byrd III?. Published in 10 V 183.

  • Box-folder 2:13
    Charles Carter, Shirley to Maria Armistead, Hesse, March 17, 1788.
    ALS.

    Offers to send Negro girls to help her daughter.

  • Box-folder 2:14
    Benjamin Hammatt, London to Rowles Grymes and County, April 3, 1788.
    D. S.

    Protests the manner of payment of bill of exchange. Includes copy of request for bill of exchange from William Cocke to Rowles Grymes and County, London, November 30, 1787.

  • Box-folder 2:15
    William Cocke, Bremo to Rowles Grymes and County, London, April 4, 1788.
    ALS.

    Sends tobacco to be sold to cover cost of requested items. Draws a bill of exchange upon them.

  • Box-folder 2:16
    M.? Byrd, Westover to William Cocke, Bremo, April 10, 1788.

    Agreement about Negroes written by Mr. Page.

  • Box-folder 2:17
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, Virginia May 4, 1788.
    L. S.

    Return of Cocke's bill of exchange resulted from his not reporting it.

  • Box-folder 2:18
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, Virginia May 4, 1788.
    L. S.[copy].

    Return of Cocke's bill of exchange resulted from his not reporting it.

  • Box-folder 2:19
    Landon Carter, Cleve to Mrs. [Anne] Willis [his sister], Willis Hall, May 14, 1788.
    ALS

    Children's education in spelling, Greek, and reading. The new Constitution will lead to a navy.

  • Box-folder 2:20
    Maria Armistead, Fredericksburg to [son-in-law] William Cocke, Bremo, May 31, 1788?.
    ALS.

    Her brother Charles [Carter] will send for her daughters. Plans to return to Hesse soon.

  • Box-folder 2:21
    Mich[ae]l Tose to William Cocke, June 25, 1788.
    MS. S.

    Shipment of tobacco sent by the ship Williamson under John Miers to Rowles Grymes and County

  • Box-folder 2:22
    Philip L. Grymes, Brandon to William Cocke, Bremo, June 26, 1788.
    ALS.

    Shipment of tobacco and other goods.

  • Box-folder 2:23
    Mary [Willing] Byrd to Mrs. [Maria] Armistead, Hesse, Sep[tember] 1, 1788.
    ALS.

    Damages from a hurricane. A [legal] "execution". Aunt and Uncle [Lewis] Willis.

  • Box-folder 2:24
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, Virginia, Septem[ber] 5, 1788.
    ALS.

    Arrival of tobacco and confusion of orders.

  • Box-folder 2:25
    To William Cocke, 1789.
    MS.

    Accounts against Cocke. On Reverse, note from Mr. Weaver and W.A. Fry.

  • Box-folder 2:26
    Fredericksburg Academy, to Mrs. [Ann Champe] Willis [sister to Mrs. Maria Carter Armistead], January 11, 1789.
    MS.

    Receipt for tuition of Master [Charles Carter] Armistead.

  • Box-folder 2:27
    Thomas Main, London to William Cocke, Bremo, February 17, 1789.
    MS.

    "Invoice of Goods..." shipped care of P. Parker at Norfolk.

  • Box-folder 2:28
    Maria Armistead, Willis Hill to Miss Jane Armistead, The Cottage, April 9, [17]89.
    ALS.

    Travelling and illness. Mr. Page and Mr. Byrd may help her move.

  • Box-folder 2:29
    Anonymous to Lewis Willis, Fredericksburg, May 10, 1789.

    Sends by Willis, a tobacco note for Mrs. Maria Armistead's travels.

  • Box-folder 2:30
    Thomas Ryan to Mrs. Anne Willis daughter of Charles Carter, Cleve, May 15, 1789.
    MS. S.

    Receipt for tuition of Master Charles Carter Armistead.

  • Box-folder 2:31
    Thomas Satchell, Richmond to William Cocke, June 2, 1789.
    MS. S.

    Receipts for money for Benjamin Harrison Jr.

  • Box-folder 2:32
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, near Richmond, July 17, 1789.
    ALS.

    Receipt of Cocke's draft through Alexander Donald.

  • Box-folder 2:33
    William Cocke, Bremo to Thomas Main, London, July 17, 1789.
    ALS.

    Shipment of tobacco on the Brandon. Requests information on the most popular kinds of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 2:34
    Receipt for payment for Broad Shoes, August 31, 1789.
  • Box-folder 2:35
    Maria Armistead, Hesse to Rowles Grymes and County, London, 1790.
    MS. S. Dr.

    Items to be sent to the care of P.L. Grymes. Notes of exchange.

  • Box-folder 2:36
    William Cocke to Mickleberry Mountigue, Ca. 1790.
    MS.

    Account of work done around his house. Lists cost of items used.

  • Box-folder 2:37
    James Lynham to Miss Armistead, 1790's.
    MS. S.

    Receipt for payment on coffee.

  • Box-folder 2:38
    Mat to William Andrewdale, 1790s.
    MS.

    Dispute. Copy sent to Mrs. Maria Armistead.

  • Box-folder 2:39
    Fairfax Washington, Beech Park, Logan County, Kentucky to William Cocke, Cartersville, February 21, 1790-1820?.
    ALS.

    Wife Sally Sarah desires news of her sister Jane Armistead Cole. One of Washington's sisters married Mr. Milton. Growth of the area. Advantages of this farm.

  • Box-folder 2:40
    Thomas Main, London to William Cocke, February 18, 1790.
    ALS. Cop.

    Sale of Cocke's tobacco which was of poor quality and "injured by the spot."

  • Box-folder 2:41
    Donald and Burton, London to William Cocke, March 15, 1790.
    MS. S.

    Account of sale of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 2:42
    Thomas Main, London to William Cocke, March 27, 1790.
    MS. S.

    Account of sale of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 2:43
    Thomas Main, London to William Cocke, March 27, 1790.
    MS. S.

    Account of sale of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 2:44
    John Thompson, Richmond to William Cocke, April 22, 1790.
    MS. S.

    Account due John and Thomas Gilliat for sugar, salt and iron.

  • Box-folder 2:45
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, James River, May 20, 1790.
    ALS.

    Death of partner James Rowles. Sale of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 2:46
    Charles Cocke, Mr. Prospectus to brother William Cocke, Cumberland, May 26, 1790.
    ALS.

    Payment of a debt to prevent having to sell Negroes. His wife Betsy. Miss Nancy Armistead "is almost devoured by Sweet Hearts."

  • Box-folder 2:47
    Bowler Cocke, Richmond to brother William Cocke, Cumberland, May 27, 1790.
    May 27, 1790.

    Supplies of tea, earthenware, cyder [sic] and herring from Mr. Gilliat. Mother Mrs. Elizabeth Hill Carter Cocke will visit soon.

  • Box-folder 2:48
    Ann Willis to sister Maria Armistead, May 29, 1790.
    ALS.

    Judy Armistead's ill health; suggests cures. Charles Carter Armistead is over the measles; Mr. Thomas Ryan praises him.

  • Box-folder 2:49
    James and Thomas Deane, Cumberland to William Cocke, Cumberland, June 10, 1790.

    Sends all requested items except loaf sugar.

  • Box-folder 2:50
    Bowler Cocke, Bremo to brother, William Cocke, Cumberland, July 10, 1790.
    ALS.

    Wheat harvest. Possibility of a Spanish war; Spanish ships have been seen in New York and Virginia. Mentions brother Charles Cocke and his son Henry.

  • Box-folder 2:51
    Alexander Donald, Richmond to William Cocke, June 17, 1790.
    ALS.

    Confusion in the settlement of Cocke's account with Donald and Barton of London.

  • Box-folder 2:52
    Bowler Cocke, Richmond to brother William Cocke, Cumberland, July 11, 1790.
    ALS

    At Manchester, with Mr. Pankey, inquired after hogsheads of mother Elizabeth Hill Carter Cocke. Tobacco; one had been sent to William Mitchell.

  • Box-folder 2:53
    William Cocke to Thomas Main, August 8, 1790.
    L. Dr.

    Poor tobacco sales of the previous crop will prevent his getting out of debt. Present crop does well. People have started growing wheat.

  • Box-folder 2:54
    J.D. Napier to Fluvanna Country Court, September 28, 1790.
    D.S.

    John Hall brought a runaway Negro to Napier. The boy said he belonged to William Cocke of Cumberland.

  • Box-folder 2:55
    Rowles Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, James River, September 30, 1790.
    L.S. Cop. Encl.

    Sends account of tobacco shipped in the Williamson.

  • Box-folder 2:56
    Moore Fauntleroy, Naylor Hole to William Cocke, Cumberland, November 17, 1790.
    ALS.

    His sister Elizabeth Adams wishes Cocke to sell her corn. Consulted Major Thomas Massie and William Fry.

  • Box-folder 2:57
    J. Montgomery to Sheriff of Amherst Co, 1791.
    MS. S.

    Monies due from estate of Thomas Adams.

  • Box-folder 2:58
    William Cresey to Elizabeth Adams mother to William Cocke, 1791.
    MS.

    Account for carrying hogsheads to market.

  • Box-folder 2:58
    William Cocke to Estate of Thomas Adams, 1791.
    MS.

    List of monies due Cocke.

  • Box-folder 2:59
    Notes and account daling with tuition, by Mr. Woodville, of Charles Carter Armistead, March 1791/2.
  • Box-folder 2:60
    Moses Hughes, John N. Reid to Amherst County Court, January 26, 1791.
    MS. Cop.

    "Appraisement and Inventory of stock and plantation tools and utensils on Mrs. Elizabeth Adames' plantation in Amherst County."

  • Box-folder 2:61
    Robert Coventry, Richmond to William Cocke, Cumberland, February 1, 1791.
    ALS.

    Acting for James Brown, sends coffee, and iron by Mr. Fenwick. Prices given.

  • Box-folder 2:62
    T.R. Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, James River, February 10, 1791.
    ALS. Encl.

    Sends account and asks it be paid up, to enable the settlement of the estate of James Grymes.

  • Box-folder 2:64
    T.R. Grymes and County, London to William Cocke, James River, February 10, 1791.
    ALS. Encl. Cop.

    Sends account and asks it be paid up, to enable the settlement of the estate of James Grymes.

  • Box-folder 2:65
    Bowler Cocke, Bremo to brother, William Cocke, Cumberland, February 22, 1791.
    ALS.

    Sent corn. Hired a new overseer, Smith. Sale of wheat. The trial of a Negro.

  • Box-folder 2:66
    James Brown, Richmond to William Cocke, April 12, 1791.
    MS. S.

    Accounts, from November 1790 to date, for salt, iron, wheat, leather, waggonage of tobacco, pork and draft on Donald and Burton.

  • Box-folder 2:67
    William Cocke, Cumberland County to Alexander Moore, King William Co, April 20, 1791.
    D. S.

    Agreement that Moore will cultivate land for 5 years and then become the owner.

  • Box-folder 2:68
    Price and Owen to Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, June 23, 1791.
    MS.

    Accounting of money.

  • Box-folder 2:69
    Joseph Weaver to William Cocke, Cumberland, July 14, 1791.
    MS. S. H.

    Bill for carrying tobacco of Mrs. Adams to the canal.

  • Box-folder 2:70
    Joseph Weaver, Amherst to ?, July 14, 1791.
    ALS.

    William Creacy (or Cresey) took too large and order of money on Weaver.

  • Box-folder 2:71
    Jno. and Thomas Gilliat, Richmond to William Cocke, July 20, 1791.
    MS.

    Account for women's clothing. On reverse, account of items furnished Mrs. Maria Armistead and for tuition for Charles Carter Armistead.

  • Box-folder 2:72
    Elizabeth Adams to William Cocke, Cumberland, August 21, 1791.
    ALS.

    Exchange of servants. Harry's death.

  • Box-folder 2:73
    William Cocke, Cumberland County to ?, Buckingham Co, November 23, 1791.
    D.S. Fragments.

    Agreement for building a house, "with a plain Cornice."

  • Box-folder 2:74
    Joseph Fauntleroy to William Cocke, Cumberland Co, 1792.
    ALS.

    Death of Mrs Elizabeth Adams, settlement of part of the estate between her daughter Sally Sarah and William Cocke [her son].

  • Box-folder 2:75
    J. Woodville to Mrs. Maria Armistead, 1792?.
    ALS.

    Schooling of her son Charles Carter Armistead.

  • Box-folder 2:76
    William A. Fry to William Cocke, February 1, 1792.
    MS. S.

    Account for money lent.

  • Box-folder 2:77
    William A. Fry to William Cocke, Cumberland County, March 23, 1792.
    DS.

    Agreement to rent Negroes and plantation on Rockfish River, Amherst County, part of estate of Thomas Adams, deceased.

  • Box-folder 2:78
    Thomas Massie, Frederick, [husband of Sarah Cocke, sister of William], to [William Cocke], May 1792.
    ALS.

    Family accounts and death of [William]'s mother [Mrs. Elizabeth Fauntleroy Cocke Adams].

  • Box-folder 2:79
    Donald & Burton, London, to William Cocke, Cumberland County, [Virginia], May 12, 1792.
    ALS.

    Sends account.

  • Box-folder 2:80
    Joseph Weaver to William Cocke, Cumberland County, [Virginia], May 30, 1792.
    ALS.

    Sale of slaves and horses. Crops.

  • Box-folder 2:81
    Bowler Cocke, Bremo, [Fluvanna County, Virginia] to [William Cocke], brother, May 31, 1792.
    ALS.

    His fall from a horse.

  • Box-folder 2:82
    Letter, June 3, 1792.
    Ms.

    Repaying William Cocke for building a bridge across Knockbuckle Stream, by wheat growers.

  • Box-label 2:83
    Frances Deane & County, Cartersville, [Virginia] to W[illia]m Cocke, October 3-November 6.
    14 items.Ms.

    Wheat receipts.

  • Box-folder 2:84
    Robert Burton, for Donald & Burton, London, to William Cocke, Decem[ber] 31, 1792.
    Ms. S.

    Account of sale of tobacco and settlement of bonds.

  • Box-folder 2:85
    Peter Kemp, Jur., Urbanna to William Cocke, Cumberland [County, Virginia], Jan[uar]y 16, 1793.
    ALS.

    Shipment of tobacco from Tappahannock.

  • Box-folder 2:86
    Ann C[leves] Armistead, Hesse to Mrs. Jane Cocke [sister-in-law], Cumberland [County], Feb[ruary] 6, 1793.
    ALS.

    Clothes and family news.

  • Box-folder 2:87
    Ann C[leves] Armistead to [mother] Maria Armistead, March 11, 1793.
    D.S.

    Sale of Negro living at house of Thomas Taylor Byrd [husband of Mary, dau. of William Armistead], Frederick.

  • Box-folder 2:88
    W. Anderson & County, London, to William Cocke, Cumberland County, Virginia, March 13, 1793.
    LS.

    Money due on a draft.

  • Box-folder 2:89
    M[aria] A[rmistead], Hesse, to Jane [Cocke, her daughter, wife of William], April 26, 1793.
    ALS.

    Family matters. Marriage of daughter Nancy [Ann Cleves] to Mr. [John P.] Pleasants.

  • Box-folder 2:90
    James Tho[ma]s & Fran[ci]s Deane, Cartersville [Virginia] to William Cocke, Cumberland, Nov[ember] 9, 1793.
    ALS.

    Account.

  • Box-folder 2:91
    John Warden, Richmond to [Maria Armistead], Dec[embe]r 4, 1793.
    ALS.

    Case of Powell v. Armistead's Executors, concerning William Armistead's will.

  • Box-folder 2:92
    W[illia]m Nelson to [Maria Armistead], Jan[uar]y 29, 1794.
    ALS.

    Case of Powell v. [Armistead's] Executors. Mr. [John] Warden is an able friend. Consulted Tho[ma]s Tabb.

  • Box-folder 2:93
    Maria Armistead, Hesse, to [daughter] Mrs. Jane Cocke, Cumberland [County, Virginia], August 2, 1794.
    ALS.

    Death of Godfrey; consolation. Illness in the family.

  • Box-folder 2:94
    Sarah Daingerfield to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse, December 24, 1794.
    ALS.

    Sarah Daingerfield to Mrs. Maria Armistead, Hesse. Health, the phaeton and chocolate.

  • Box-folder 2:95
    John & Thomas Gilliat, Richmond [Virginia], Dec[ember] 12, 17[95?].
    Ms.

    Account.

  • Box-folder 2:96
    W[illia]m Nelson, Richmond, [Virginia] to [William] Cocke, Cumberland County [Virginia], March 8, 1796.
    ALS.

    Death of Mrs. [Maria] Armistead. Her papers in the [Powell v. Armistead] lawsuit.

  • Box-folder 2:97
    Eleanor Armistead, Richmond, [the cottage] to Mrs. Jane Cocke, Cumberland [County, Virginia], May 26, 1797.
    ALS.

    Family reunion. Marriage of Mrs. Randolph. The coming marriage of her brother Phil to Miss Betsy Page.

  • Box-folder 2:98
    Ch[arle]s C[arter] Armistead, Baltimore [Maryland] to [brother-in-law] William Cocke, Sept[ember] 21, 1797.
    ALS.

    Family news. The Hesse estate.

  • Box-folder 2:99
    W[illia]m Nelson, Caroline [County, Virginia] to William Cocke, Cumberland County, Feb[ruary] 20, 1798.

    Leasing Hesse house to Mr. Van Bibber and the house's burning down. Living in Matthews County

  • Box-folder 2:100
    Price, King William County [Virginia] to William Curtis, Gloucester County [Virginia], 18[?].
    D. Dr.

    Deed for property in Gloucester County on Piankatank River.

  • Box-folder 2:101
    Lewis M. Rivalain, Richmond [Virginia] to William Cocke, Cumberland C[ount]y Virginia, August 6, 1803.
    ALS.

    Arranging insurance for insurance for Cocke's barn.

  • Box-folder 2:102
    Rob[er]t H. Byrd, Clementtown Mills to William Cocke, Oakland, Cumberland [County, Virginia] April 27, 1807.
    ALS.

    Flour business.

  • Box-folder 2:103
    Alban Gilpin for Gilpin, Cocke & County to William Cocke, Cumberland, [Virginia], Nov[embe]r 23, 1807.
    ALS.

    Settlement of account.

  • Box-folder 2:104
    Sam[ue]l Parsons & Son to William Cocke, 12th month, 11, 1807.
    Ms. S.

    Receipt for flour.

  • Box-folder 2:105
    Edm[und] Randolph, Richmond to John Hollins, Baltimore, July 18, 1808.
    ALS. Encl.

    Bishop [James] Madison's draft on Hollins, for his son, [Peyton Randolph].

  • Box-folder 2:106
    The Spirit of Seventy-Six, Richmond, April 11, 1809.
    N.
  • Box-folder 2:107
    William Cocke, Cumberland County, [Virginia] to Daniel Ashton, Louisa County, [Virginia], August 1, 1811.
    DS.

    Agreement that Ashton will be an apprentice miller.

  • Box-folder 2:108
    [William Cocke], Dec. 20, 1811-Jan[uar]y 7, 1813.
    Ms.

    Account sheet.

  • Box-folder 2:109
    William Cocke, Cumberland County [Virginia] to William Powers, Cumberland County, [Virginia], November 20, 1812.
    D.

    Agreement to hire Powers as overseer.

  • Box-folder 2:110
    William A. Cocke, Williamsburg [Virginia] to William Cocke [father] near Cartersville, May 20, 1817.
    ALS.

    Hessian fly affecting the wheat. His cousin, John Coles, has nervous fever. Asks for money.

  • Box-folder 2:111
    Ferd[i]n[an]d S. Campbell, William and Mary College to William Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], July 6, 1818.
    Ms. P.S.

    Report on son William [A. Cocke] in Chemical and Moral classes.

  • Box-folder 2:112
    Harrison [?] Hall to W[illia]m Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], 1819.
    LS.

    Portfolio subscription. Requests news of Mr. R. H. Atkinson.

  • Box-folder 2:113
    William Armistead, Culpeper County, [Virginia] to William Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], August 7, 1819.
    ALS.

    Drought. Acquiring Burnett seeds for Peter Bowdoin of Hungais, Northampton County, [Virginia] and Genl. Nathaniel Carzell of Sussex County, [Virginia].

  • Box-folder 2:114
    Eliza J. Carrington, Richmond [Virginia] to William Cocke, June 21, 1820-June 27, 1821.
    Ms.S.

    2 receipts for payment on a debt.

  • Box-folder 2:115
    William Cocke to Robert Taylo, April 23, 1821.
    Ms. S.R.

    Promissory note.

  • Box-folder 2:116
    Benjamin P. Johnson, C[arters]ville [Virginia] to William Cocke, Cumberland [County, Virginia], May 5, 1822.
    ALS.

    Treatment of a Negro girl.

  • Box-folder 2:117
    M[aria] C. B[yrd] to [cousin] William A. Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], February 27, 1823.
    ALS.

    Travelling. Family news. Character of Napoleon.

  • Box-folder 2:118
    Eliza J. Carrington, Richmond [Virginia] to William Cocke, July 6, 1824.
    Ms. S.

    Receipt for interest paid on a bond.

  • Box-folder 2:119
    Will of William Cocke, Cumberland County, [Virginia], March 20, 1828.
    DS.

    Partitions land and describes how he wishes to be buried.

  • Box-folder 3:1
    [Miss Buruss, sister to addressee], [Washington, Adams County, Miss. and Mary H. Burruss [mother of addressee] to Mrs. Elizabeth Curtis, Gloucester C[our]t House, July 3, 1826.
    ALS.

    The E.F. Academy, Eternity and God. Father appointed to Port Gibson.

  • Box-folder 3:2
    I[sabella] S. Burwell, Carter Hall to [sister] Harriet P. Dixon, Airville, near Gloucester Ct. House, July 4, 1826.
    ALS.

    Family news. Hot Spring resorts.

  • Box-folder 3:3
    [?] Mexico, to Warner T. Jones, Gloucester County, Court House, Sept[ember] 28, 1827.
    ALS.

    Promotion. Departure from Camp Bejara. Genl. Cushing coming to visit. Friends in Santa Anna are Bob Hughes, Major Kenly, Dr. Tilghman and Dr. Field.

  • Box-folder 2:4
    Franklin Dabney, Gloucester to Miss Harriet P. Dixon, Millwood September 8, [1835?].
    ALS.

    Love letter. Hopes she rejects the suit of Mr. Nelson.

  • Box-folder 3:6
    [Ann P. Jones?] [Lowland Cottage] to Cousin, Miss Harriet P. Dixon, Milwood, Frederick County, [Virginia], Nov[ember] 20, [1835?].
    AL.

    Preaching at the Poplars and at Mr. Taliaferro's. Dined at Airville.

  • Box-folder 3:7
    B. Witt, Sandy River to William A. Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], Jan[uar]y 9, 1836.
    ALS.

    [Marriage?] Witt's injuries.

  • Box-folder 3:8
    J[acob] C. Sheldon, Executor of John L. Dixon, January 1, 1836-Nov[ember] 26, 1838.
    Ms.

    Account for money paid and received.

  • Box-folder 3:9
    Martha Jones, Lowland cottage to [daughter] Miss Harriet T. Jones, Loutto Post Office, Feb[ruary] 15, [1836?].
    ALS.

    Illness, and death of Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Snow. Their school, composed of Mann Jones, John Dixon, and John and William Fox. Cousin Francis Tomkies is coming to Gloucester.

  • Box-folder 3:10
    [Mrs. Edmonia Randolph Preston], Lexington [Virginia] to [her daughter] Mrs. Elizabeth R. Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia][wife of William A. Cocke], June 4, 1839.
    AL.

    Family news and weather. Farming.

  • Box-folder 3:11
    Here[?] [Harriet T. Curtis?], Belleville to Mrs. H[arriet P.] Sheldon, Williamsburg, [ca. 1840].
    L.

    Minister Cole Hodges and Mr. Rodher. Sending a package for the Judge.

  • Box-folder 3:12
    Fetter & Londsdale, New Orleans [La.] to William A. Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], June 23, 1841.
    ALS.

    Tobacco shipping. On second sheet, printed list of merchandise and marketing information.

  • Box-folder 3:13
    Ch[arles] C[hicester] Curtis and P.E. Tabb, November 15, 1844.
    Ms. S.

    Certificate that account of Richard P. Jones, written by W[illia]m H. Allmand, is correct.

  • Box-folder 3:14
    W.H. Allmand, U.S.S. Jamestown, Cape de Verdes to Charles C. curtis, Wareham, Gloucester Ct. House [Virginia], August 29, 1845.
    ALS.

    Settlement of a suit. His cruise to Madiera and the Canary Islands.

  • Box-folder 3:15
    Ch[arles] Cocke, Esmont to Dr. J.D. Shelton or Dr. Nicholas Warren, Oct[tober] 21, [18]45.
    ALS.

    Requests medical attention for his man Jonah.

  • Box-folder 3:16
    Newspaper accounts of Gov. Thomas of Maryland lawsuit, 1847.
    Cl.

    "Papers connected with the suit of Gov. Thomas of Maryland and his unfortunate wife Sally McDowell."[A Genl. Jones was counsel for Thomas.]

  • Box-folder 3:17
    C[harles] C[hichester] Curtis, Chillicothe, [Ohio] to [wife] Mrs. H[arriet] T. Curtis, Gloucester Co[urt] House, June 10 [18]47.
    ALS.
  • Box-folder 3:18
    C[harles] C[hichester] Curtis, Chillicothe, [Ohio] to Mrs. H[arriet] T. Curtis [his wife], Gloucester C[ourt] House [Virginia], July 7, [18]47.
    ALS.

    Sale of property in Highland and Adams counties. Traveling.

  • Box-folder 3:19
    C[harles C[hicester] Curtis, Baltimore [Maryland] to [wife] Mrs. H[arriet] T. Curtis, Wareham, Gloucester [County, Virginia], Sept[ember] 27, 1847.
    ALS.

    Sends supplies. Wheat shipment.

  • Box-folder 3:20
    C[harles] C[hicester] Curtis, Nov[embe]r 1847.
    Ms. Incomplete.

    "Horses bought in Ohio. . ."

  • Box-folder 3:21
    William A. Cocke, [Cartersville, Virginia] to [?], March 16, [1848?].
    ALS.

    Tobaco sales. "I hear the distant thunder rumbling in our own beloved country." quoted Virgil on the war in Europe.

  • Box-folder 3:22
    Valeou [?] Pasteur, Washington to Dr. Major [?], March 28, 1848.
    ALS.

    "Sale of Forkes Plantation," planned with Rush Floyd.

  • Box-folder 3:23
    C[harles] Le Baron, Mobile [Alabama] to Richard P. Jones, Gloucester County [Virginia], April 1, 1851.
    ALS. Cl.

    C[harles] Le Baron, Mobile [Alabama] to Richard P. Jones, Gloucester County [Virginia] [brother of Harriet who married Charles Curtis and their daughter married Charles Curtis and their daughter married Thomas L.P. Cocke.] Settlement of estate of Mr. [George L.] Fauntleroy.

  • Box-folder 3:24
    W[arner] T. Taliaferro, Belleville, Gloucester County [Virginia] to Dormes Oakes, Middlesex County [Virginia], Dec[ember] 28, 1851.
    ALS.

    Miss Booth. As Dr. Booth had few debts, the sale of a slave should settle the account for his own services.

  • Box-folder 3:25
    W. & G. Gwathmey, Richmond [Virginia] to W[illia]m A. Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], April 22, 1853.
    ALS.

    Sale of tobacco.

  • Box-folder 3:26
    [Miss?] E.S. Booth to Cousin, Nov[ember] 26, [18]55.
    ALS.

    Settlement of [estate of Dr. Booth]. Money is to be left wtih Mr. Curtis if she is not at Wareham.

  • Box-folder 3:27
    H[arriet] P. Sheldon, Williamsburg [Virginia] to Maria [Curtis] Jones [cousin-in-law], March 23, 1857.
    ALS.

    Troubles sent by God, especially the death of Mr. Langhorn. Mr. [Jacob C.] Sheldon is sick. Family news.

  • Box-folder 3:28
    W[illia]m H. Dindas, Post Office Dept. to Mr. R.H. Garnett, Lloyds, Essex County, [Virginia], March 31, 1857.
    ALS.

    Contract made with R.F. Northern for carrying mail.

  • Box-folder 3:29
    John L. Manning, Warner Hall [Gloucester County] to Col. Warner T. Jones, 21 Reg. Virginia Militia, Oct[obe]r 18, 1859.
    ALS.

    Projected celebration at Yorktown. Patriotism. Preservation of the Republic.

  • Box-folder 3:30
    Henry Dent, Louisville [Kentucky] to Madame [?], August 15, 1830.
    ALS.

    Payment on a mortgage assumed from T.L. Phillips.

  • Box-folder 3:31
    Army of the Confederate States of America form, 186[?].
    Ms. P.

    Form for monthly return of the captain.

  • Box-folder 3:32
    Jno. T. Hibble, Tappahonic to Col. [Warner T.] Jones, Jan[uary] 22, [18]61.
    ALS.

    Upon Genl. Taliaferro's orders, collected guns in the county. Guns of Col. Hayes and Col. Taylor. Completion of arsenal. Asks for job on Taliaferro's staff.

  • Box-folder 3:33
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] Cocke to brother [Thomas L.P. Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], [June 1861].

    Family news and agriculture. Formation of a company in Cumberland.

  • Box-folder 3:34
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] C[ocke], Manassas' Station to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke, Cartersville, Virginia], June 17, 1861.
    ALS.

    Edmund [R. Cocke, writer's brother] sent news about obstructing roads and fords. Promotion of officers. Cousin Robert Preston. War maneuvers.

  • Box-folder 3:35
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] C[ocke], Fairfax to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke, Cartersville, Virginia] July 9, 1861.
    ALS.

    Movement toward Alexandria. Expects an attack. Thomas [L.P. Cocke] is needed at home. "Most officers, as they make more money by their offices than they did by their professions or trades get less credit for patriotism." Agriculture.

  • Box-folder 3:36
    T[homas] L.P. Cocke, Richmond [Virginia] to Mrs. E[lizabeth] R[andolph] Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], July 19 [1861].
    ALS.

    Fight at Manassas. Cally Heath came down.

  • Box-folder 3:37
    [William Fauntleroy Cocke], Camp near Centreville, [Virginia] to Tom [Thomas L.P. Cocke], August 7, 1861.
    L.

    Family news. His description of Battle of Bull Run.

  • Box-folder 3:38
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] C[ocke], Centreville, [Virginia] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Cartersville, [Virginia], Jan[uary] 4, [1862].
    ALSC.

    Politics of the artillery company. Behavior of Pendleton. Clothing.

  • Box-folder 3:39
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] C[ocke], Centreville, [Virginia] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Cartersville, [Virginia], Jan[uary] 17, [1862].
    ALSC.

    The members of his mess. Food is of fine quality. Family news.

  • Box-folder 3:40
    W[illia]m F[auntleroy] Cocke to Mrs. E[lizabeth] R[andolph] Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], Feb[ruary] 5, 1862.
    C.
  • Box-folder 3:41
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] C[ocke], Yortown [Virginia] to mother, [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], April 25, 1862.
    ALS.

    Troop movements. Housing. Family news.

  • Box-folder 3:42
    T[homas] L.P. C[ocke] to [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Oakland, May 4, 1862.
    ALS.

    Troop movements near Winchester and Harrisonburg. Uncle [J.T.L.] Preston is well.

  • Box-folder 3:43
    T[homas] L.P. C[ocke], Dover Dam Station [Fort Donaldson] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Oakland, June 24 [1862].
    ALS.

    Flanking McClellan's force. News of his brothers.

  • Box-folder 3:43
    T[homas] L.P. C[ocke], Dover Dam Station [Fort Donaldson] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Oakland, June 24 [1862].
    ALS.

    Flanking McClellan's force. News of his brothers.

  • Box-folder 3:44
    T[homas] L.P. C[ocke], Whiteoak Swamp, [Virginia] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], July 3, [18]62.
    ALS.

    Edmund [R. Cocke] was well after the recent battle.

  • Box-folder 3:45
    Edmund R. C[ocke], Camp near Richmond and [William Fauntleroy Cocke] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Aug[ust] 8 [1862].
    ALS.

    Hot weather. Cousin Charles Moncure. Edmund leads a relaxed life.

  • Box-folder 3:46
    Edmund R. Cocke, Camp near Guinea [Guney Station?] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Jan[uar]y 26, 1863.
    ALS.

    Philadelphia press reports movements of Yankee forces inaccurately. Will fall back to Richmond before fighting. Tom [L.P. Cocke]'s company is near Port Royal. Furloughs.

  • Box-folder 2:47
    W[illiam] F[auntleroy] C[ocke], Camp near Guinea [Guiney Station?] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Jan[uary] 30, [18]63.
    ALS.

    Their man Abner. Troop movements in the rain. Vaccinations. Shoes and clothing. Wheat.

  • Box-folder 3:48
    W[illiam] Fauntleroy] Cocke], Camp near Guinea [Guiney Station?] to mother [Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Feb[ruary] 11, [18]63.
    ALS.

    Work on breastworks. Furlough of Dr. Weymouth.

  • Box-folder 3:
    T[homas] L.P. C[ocke], Gen[eral] Hos[ital], Richmond, to mother [[Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke], Feb[ruary] 12 [18]63.
    ALS.

    Attempts to get a discharge from a hospital. Getting a substitute.

  • Box-folder 3:50
    [?], Richmond [Virginia] to [?] [Gloucester County, Virginia], April 8, 1863.
    L. [last page or so missing].

    Busy in legislature. Horses and mules being vulnerable to Yankee theft. Problems with Negroes. Marital attachment of a Negro couple.

  • Box-folder 3:51
    J.T.H. Woodson, Justice of the Peace, Cumberland County, [Virginia], August 24, 1863.
    D.S.

    "In the event Tho[ma]s L.P. Cocke is not sent into the Army" from Elizabeth R[andolph] Cocke, Robert D. Brown, John Hatcher and Nath[anie]l Walton.

  • Box-folder 3:52
    Dr. J.L. Woodville to T[homas] L.P. Cocke, 1867-1869.
    Ms. S.

    Bill for horses and corn.

  • Box-folder 3:53
    Richard P. Jones, Warner T. Taliaferro, Alexander G. Taliaferro, William T. Burwell to Henry H. Harrison, Clark County, December 1868.
    D. Dr.

    Management and/or sale of property in London.

  • Box-folder 3:54
    Benj[amin] S. Ewell, Williamsburg [Virginia] to Mrs. E[lizabeth] R[andolph] Cocke, Cartersville [Virginia], Sep[tembe]r 16, 1869.
    ALSC and T.

    Letter describing place of Randolphs and Prestons at the College of William and Mary, part of a program for raising the endowment.

  • Box-folder 3:55
    Geo[rge] C. Lee, Lexington, Virginia to Mr. Tom [Thomas L.P. Cocke], Dec[ember] 23, 1871.
    ALS.

    Mother visiting her son in Washington. Plans for Christmas. [Plus, Ms. note from Mrs. Maria C. Talcott.]

  • Box-folder 3:56
    M[argaret] J. P[reston, wife of J.T.L. Preston], January 31, 1889.
    Ms. P.

    Obituary taken from the Southern Churchman of Mrs. Elizabeth Randolph Cocke. [Ms. notes by Mrs. Maria C. Talcott].

  • Box-folder 3:57
    [Southern Churchman], [February] 1889.
    Cl.

    Obituary, Mrs. Harriet Sheldon, wife of Jacob C. Sheldon, daughter of John Dixon.

  • Box-folder 3:58
    Aunt Maggie [Margaret J. Preston], Lexington, Virginia to Tom [Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke], [18]90.
    T.

    Death of Uncle [J.T.L.] Preston. Family news.

  • Box-folder 3:59
    Alfred W. Gibbs, Altoona, [Pennsylvania] to Miss [Ganmi?], Aug[ust] 9, 1899.
    ALS.

    A present for Miss Martha.

  • Box-folder 3:60
    Issue of The Times-DispatchRichmond, Virginia, January 20, 1907.
    N.

    Devoted to Robert E. Lee.

  • Box-folder 3:61
    William Ronald Cocke III, [July 2, 1936].
    Cl.

    "Descendants of Gentlemen-Adventurer will celebrate Henrico Grant of 1636."

  • Box-folder 3:62
    Copy, probably taken from a text of the early history of the Romans, n.d.
    Ms.
  • Box-folder 3:63
    Copy sheet, [18th century].
    Ms.
  • Box-folder 3:64
    J. E. Hall, [19th century].
    Cop.

    Engraving of letter from G[eorge] Washington, Mount Vernon, to Fran[ci]s Hopkinson, May 16, 1785; "for the Port Folio."

  • Box-folder 3:65
    Lucy A[nn] Page, Wareham, to [cousin] Mrs. Harriet P. Sheldon, Williamsburg [Virginia], [mid 19th c. March 28].
    ALS.

    Recent death of her husband [Mann Page.] Visitors Sophia and Lizzie Tompkins.

  • Box-folder 3:66
    Third Regiment Virginia Calvalry, Roll of Company G., n.d.
    T. Cop.

    Carbon copy of "Third Regiment Virginia Calvalry, Roll of Company G, Cumberland County."

  • Box-folder 3:67
    Religious poem, n.d.
    Ms. Fragment.

    Religious poem.

  • Box-folder 3:68
    "Charade Valedictory", [19th century].
    Ms.
  • Box-folder 3:69
    "Valedictory", a poem, [19th century].
    Ms.
  • Box-folder 3:70
    Fragments, undated.
    Ms. Fragments.
  • Box-folder 4:1
    Cartridge Box, October 27, 1863.
    MuL.

    Made by C.S. Laboratory, Richmond, [Virginia].

  • Box-folder 4:2
    Copy book of poems, n.d.
    Ms. V.

    Copy book of poems.

  • Box-folder 4:3
    Scrapbook about taxes and tariff, Undated.
    Cl. V.
Papers of Richard P. Jones and his family of, "Lands End," Gloucester County, Virginia, 1851-1863.
Box-folder: 4:4-10
Series 5: Jones Family Papers

Account books and a scrapbook of poems.

  • Box-folder 4:4
    R[ichard] P. Jones, [Lands End, Gloucester County, Virginia] farm and account book, Jan[uary] 1851- March 1854.
    Ms. V.
  • Box-folder 4:5
    R[ichard] P. Jones, [Lands End, Gloucester County, Virginia] farm and account book, April 1, 1854 - March 31, 1856.
    Ms. V.
  • Box-folder 4:6
    R[ichard] P. Jones, [Lands End, Gloucester County, Virginia] farm book, April-December 1856.
    Ms. V.
  • Box-folder 4:7
    R[ichard] P. Jones, [Lands End, Gloucester County, Virginia], January 1, 1857- January 31, 1861.
    Ms. V.
  • Box-folder 4:8
    Mr. [Hubert P.] Lefebvre's School, Richmond [Virginia], n.d.
    Ms. P.
  • Box-folder 4:9
    Mary Fauntleroy Jones, [1861].
    Cl. V.

    Re: Scrapbook of poems.

  • Box-folder 4:10
    Richard P. Jones, Lands End, Gloucester County, Virginia, Feb[ruary] 1, 1861-July 4, 1863.
    Ms. V.
Armistead-Cocke Addition - Cocke and related family's papers, 1839-1916.
Othertype: Acc. No. 1997.34
Series 6: Armistead-Cocke Papers - Addition 1997.34

Later family letters, genealogical notes, and poems, 1839-1916, of members of the Cocke family and to related branches of Throckmorton, Curtis, Sheldon, Jones, Preston, Byrd, Dandridge, and Carter families. Includes letters kept by Elizabeth R.P. Cocke, daughter of T.L.P. Cocke and letters of Mary B. Cocke, mother of Maria C. Talcott.

Armistead-Cocke Papers - Addition Acc. No. 1998.45, 1851-1874.
Othertype: Acc. No. 1998.45
ca. 300 items.
Series 7: Armistead-Cocke Papers - Addition 1998.45

Includes letters of the Cocke, Curtis, and Preston families of Richmond, Virginia, particularly correspondence between Harriet Throgmorton Jones Curtis and her children Charles ("Barney"), Mary Boothe, Harriet, Maria, and Martha Curtis. Also includes correspondence between Mary Booth Curtis and her husband, Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke, as well as letters from Thomas L.P. Cocke's mother, Elizabeth R.P. Cocke, to himself and his brothers, William, Edmund, and Preston Cocke.

  • Folder 1
    Letters from Charles C. Curtis to his mother Harriet T.J. Curtis and his sisters, 14 Nov[ember] 1869-13 Aug[ust] 1878.
    39 items.
  • Folder 2
    Letters from Harriet Throgmorton Jones Curtis to her children, 27 April [18]63-21 Nov[ember] 1874.
    20 items.
  • Folder 3
    Letters from Harriet Throgmorton Jones Curtis to her son, Charles Curtis, 19 Feb[ruary] 1900-24 Sept[ember] 1901.
    23 items.

    Family news.

  • Folder 4
    Letters from Lizzie Curtis to her sisters, 25 April 1851 - n.d.
    2 items.
  • Folder 5
    Letters from Elizabeth Randolph Preston Cocke to her sons and other family members, 19 Jan[uary] 1863[?]-8 Sept[ember] 1887.
    5 items.

    Letters are to her sons William F. Cocke, Thomas L.P. Cocke, Edmund R. Cocke, and Preston Cocke, and her daughters-in-law and grandchildren.

  • Folder 6
    Correspondence between Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke and Mary Boothe Curtis Cocke, 24 Sept[ember] 1875-11 Sept[ember] 1887.
    22 items.

    Correspondence early in their marriage when they were apart. Includes letters from their children Maria, Harriet, Charles and William Cocke, living in Powhatan County, Virginia with their mother, to their father.

  • Folder 7
    Letters from Harriet Curtis Cringan to her brother and other family members, 8 Nov[ember] 1886-6 September 1900.
    17 items.

    Letters are to brother Charles Curtis, her sisters Mary Boothe, Maria and Martha Curtis, and her brother-in-law, Thomas L.P. Cocke.

  • Folder 8
    Letters from Martha Throgmorton Curtis James to sisters and mother, 25 April 1864-14 Oct[ober] 1895.
    11 items.

    Letters from Martha Throgmorton Curtis James to her sisters Mary Boothe Curtis Cocke, Maria Greenhough Curtis JOnes, Harriet Curtis Cringan, Fanny Throgmorton Curtis, and her mother Harriet T.J. Curtis, about family news.

  • Folder 9
    Letters from Maria Greenhough Curtis to sisters and other family members, 16 Jan[uary 18]74-26 Oct[ober 18]74.
    18 items.

    Letters are to sisters Harriet T.J. Curtis, her brother-in-law, Thomas L.P. Cocke and her niece, Harriet Cocke.

  • Folder 10
    Letters from Mary F. Jones to Mary Boothe Curtis, 23 Jan[uary] 1872-22 March 1875.
    14 items.
  • Folder 11
    Letters from Margaret J. Preston, 4 July 1864-3 June 1892.
    16 items.

    Letters to her sisters, mother and Mary Booth Curtis Cocke and Thomas L.P. Cocke.

  • Folder 12
    Letters to Mary B. Curtis, 13 April 1874-17 April 1874.
    6 items.

    Letters from family and friends just prior to her wedding to Thomas L.P. Cocke.

  • Folder 13
    Miscellaneous. Letters to Charles C. Curtis,
    15 items.

    Letters to Curtis (also called "Barney") from friends and family.

  • Folder 14
    Miscellaneous. Letters to Mary Booth Curtis Cocke,
    7 items.

    From family and friends.

  • Folder 15
    Miscellaneous. Letters to Thomas L.P. Cocke from friends and family,
    11 items.
  • Folder 16
    Miscellaneous. Letters of the Curtis and Cocke families,
    18 items.

    Includes one photograph of Annie Page.

  • Folder 17
    Miscellaneous. Letters of the Curtis and Cocke families,
    28 items.
  • Folder 18
    Miscellaneous. Academic records of William F. Cocke and Thomas P. Cocke,
    6 items.

    From Washington College and the University of Virginia. Also includes Vol. 1 (March 1839) of the Collegian, published by the students of the University of Virginia, and a program of the Baccalaureate Exercises at the College of William and Mary in 1935.

  • Folder 19
    Letters from Harriet T. Jones Curtis, n.d.
    6 items.

    Written to her children before the Civil War.

  • Folder 20
    Letters from Mary Boothe Curtis to her mother, sister, and Emily [?] n.d.
    3 items.
  • Folder 21
    Miscellaneous. Empty envelopes,

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Cocke, Edmund Randolph, 1841-1922.
  • Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston, 1838-1895.
  • Cocke, William Fauntleroy, 1826-1863.
  • Cocke, William, fl. 1798-1855.
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894.