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George J. Kollock family papers

George J. Kollock family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: George J. Kollock family papers
Creator: Kollock, George J. (George Jones)
Inclusive Dates: 1815-1889
Language: English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Collection Number: ms8
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of the personal papers of George J. Kollock and the Kollock family from 1815-1889. Early letters are addressed to George while he attended Round Hill Academy in Northampton, Massachusetts. Later letters include those to and from his wife, Susan; their children; and other family members. Most letters relate to family matters, day-to-day circumstances and living conditions, and travel between their home in Clarksville and Savannah. Of particular interest are letters from son, J.F. Kollock while attending Franklin College (now the University of Georgia); correspondence from E.H. (or F.) Campbell of Augusta, Georgia describing the yellow fever epidemic of 1854; and letters from W.P. Johnson and wife M.E., describing trips to Paris, France and Washington, D.C. describing the construction of the Smithsonian Institute and the Washington Monument.

Collection Description

Historical Note

George J. Kollock (1810-1894), lawyer, born in Savannah, Georgia son of Dr. Lemuel and Maria Campbell Kollock. He married Susan M. Johnston and practiced law in Savannah with the firm Miller and Kollock. Their children include Mary Fenwick Kollock, Augusta J. Kollock, George J. Kollock, Jr., J.F. Kollock, and Loulie Kollock.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the personal papers of George J. Kollock and the Kollock family from 1815-1889. Early letters are addressed to George while he attended Round Hill Academy in Northampton, Massachusetts. Later letters include those to and from his wife, Susan; their children; and other family members. Most letters relate to family matters, day-to-day circumstances and living conditions, and travel between their home in Clarksville and Savannah. Of particular interest are letters from son, J.F. Kollock while attending Franklin College (now the University of Georgia); correspondence from E.H. (or F.) Campbell of Augusta, Georgia describing the yellow fever epidemic of 1854; and letters from W.P. Johnson and wife M.E., describing trips to Paris, France and Washington, D.C. describing the construction of the Smithsonian Institute and the Washington Monument.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George J. Kollock family papers, ms8, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Clarksville (Ga.)
College students -- Georgia.
Epidemics -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Johnson, W. P.
Paris (France) -- Description and travel.
Savannah (Ga.)
University of Georgia
Washington (D.C.) -- Description and travel.
Yellow fever -- Georgia.

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