Skip to main content

Adelaide Colcock Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-020

Scope and Contents

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."

Dates

  • 1863-c.1870

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection contains 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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Adelaide Colcock Papers were purchased for the Civil War collection here at 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/).

Processing Information

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

Title
A Guide to the Adelaide Colcock Papers, 1863-c.1870
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Vipperman
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-22: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308