Adelaide Colcock Papers
Scope and Content
Collection consists of six letters written to Adelaide Colcock from family members. Five of the letters were written during the American 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."
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains letters written to Adelaide Colcock from 1863 through c.1870, including five during the American Civil War. 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.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Adelaide Colcock Papers were purchased by Special Collections in 1993.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Adelaide Colcock Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Adelaide Colcock Papers was completed in January 2009.
- Adelaide Colcock Papers, 1863-c.1870
- Jennifer Vipperman, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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