Kollock family papers, 1799-1962

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kollock family.
Title: Kollock family papers, 1799-1962
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 476
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of the Kollock family of Savannah, Georgia including correspondence and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, and Georgia Society of the Colonial Danes of America, Savannah.


Gift, 1966.


[after identification of item(s)], Kollock family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, March 1967.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dr. Lemuel Kollock (1766-1823), was born in Wrentham, Connecticut and moved to Savannah, Georgia in about 1792. He married Maria Campbell, the daughter of Macartin and Sarah Fenwick Campbell, in 1802 and their children were Phineas Miller Kollock (1804-1872), Mary Fenwick Kollock (1806- ) and George Jones Kollock (1810- 1894). Phineas graduated from Harvard College in 1823 and from the Pennsylvania Medical School in 1826, and was a prominent physician in Savannah until his death. George went to school at Germantown, Pa., and Northampton, Mass., and studied one year at Yale. He practiced law for several years in Savannah and then devoted his time to the management of his farms near the city. Both brothers owned homes in Habersham County, Georgia. The brothers, Phineas and George Kollock, married two of the daughters of Col. James Johnston and Ann Maria Houstoun Johnston. George's second wife was the Johnston's youngest daughter, Susan Marion Johnston, who died in 1896. Sleepy Hollow, the home of Dr. Phineas Kollock; Woodlands, the home of George Kollock; and Blythewood, the home of Miss Mary Helen Johnston, sister of Mrs. George Kollock, and other homes in Habersham County were centers of hospitality.

Publication Note

Letters were published in Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 30, nos. 3-4; Vol. 31, nos. 1-4; Vol. 32, nos. 1-2.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of the Kollock family from 1799-1962. The papers include a permanently bound volume of letters (1799-1850) which were printed in the Georgia Historical Quarterly. The collection includes typescript copies of Kollock family letters from 1826-1884. These family letters reveal in unusual degree the social and political life of Savannah, and Clarkesville, the difficulty of travel and communication, the opportunities of education, health conditions, problems of labor and agriculture, and many other aspects of life in Georgia. Correspondents, besides Phineas Miller and George Jones Kollock, include Lemuel Kollock, their father; Mary Fenwick Kollock, their sister; Rev. Edward Neufville, her husband; Mrs. Noble Wimberley Jones, sister of Mrs. Lemuel Kollock; Harriet Campbell; E. F. Campbell; Maria Campbell (Mrs. E. F.); A. M. Brastow; Louisa Kollock, Robert Habersham; Phineas Miller Nightingale; Josiah Tattnall; William Patrick Johnston; William Drayton; Mrs. James R. Johnston, mother of Mrs. George Jones Kollock; Augusta Johnston; Mary Helen Johnston; A. Waring, the latter three all sisters of Mrs. George Jones Kollock; Mrs. Kollock, herself; William W., George A., and John F. Kollock, sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Jones Kollock.

The collection also include printed material relating to Joseph B. Jones and Samuel Goode Jones, a paper written by Susan Marion Kollock III relating to the history of Woodlands, home of George J. Kollock, and information on Blythewood home of Mary Helen Johnston.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 "The Kollock Letters, 1799-1850," Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 30, no. 3 through Vol. 32, no. 2, September 1946-June, 1948, 223 letters published in eight installments
1 2 Kollock letters, 1826-1860, typescript copies. Originals of these letters are at the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina.
1 3 Kollock letters, 1861-1884, typescript copies. Originals of these letters are at the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina.
1 4 Priscilla Houstoun, Oakland to Miss Jane P. Johnston, Philadelphia, September 25 and 27, 1824, 1 letter, typescript
1 5 Priscilla Augusta (Johnston) Kollock, typewritten copy of one letter to Mrs. Okill, a former schoolmistress, October 7, 1836; Second letter to Susan Kollock in Clarkesville from her husband, George J. Kollock at Ossabaw, May 6, 1854
1 6 Joseph Brevard Jones, Montgomery, Alabama to and from James Houstoun Johnston, Atlanta, Ga., November 30, 1943-January 11, 1947
1 7 Delia Bryan Page Johnston (Mrs. James Houston Johnston) from James Powell Cocke Southall, Charlottesville, Virginia; July 11, 1947-June 14, 1956; Natalie Venable Minor (Mrs. Raleigh C. Minor), Charlottesville, Va., 1 ALS, 2 p; January 23, 1948; and J. Costler Grinnan, Norfolk, Va., 1 ALS, 1 p.; September 3, 1947
1 8 Susan Marion Kollock III (Smyrna, Ga.) to Mrs. Hines Roberts, 4 ALS, August 23, 1960-October 30, 1962
Printed material
1 9 Joseph B. Jones, "Tax Attorney Passes Fiftieth Service Year, The L. & N. Employees' Magazine, December 1940
1 10 Samuel Goode Jones, West Point Assembly, July 1945, obituary of General Samuel Goode Jones, brother of Joseph Brevard Jones
1 11 "Historical Data and Reminiscences of Woodlands, 1850-1950," compiled by Susan Marion Kollock III, 17 p. typescript. Includes "Addenda and "At Retreat" which is apparently information from George Jones Kollock's diaries
1 12 Information on Blythewood, including "Old Houses in Habersham County, Ga." compiled by Miss Kollock contains names of houses, owners and (for a few) approximate date of building, two copies and a rough draft; dated excerpts from the diary of George Kollock concerning the building of Blythewood and a "Sketch Map showing location of Blythewood, Habersham County, Georgia by Joseph Houstoun Johnston, 1937
1 13 Misc. items