|Creator:||Kollock, George J., (George Jones), 1810-1894|
|Creator:||Miller and Kollock (Savannah, Ga.).|
|Title:||George Jones Kollock private papers [microform]|
|Quantity:||2.0 Linear feet (12 microfilm reels)|
George Kollock Jones, a lawyer and planter, was born in Savannah, Georgia, 20 April 1810 and died 19 February 1894. The son of Dr. Lemuel and Maria Campbell Kollock, he married Priscilla Augusta Johnston, daughter of Colonel James and Ann Maria Houston Johnston and sister to the wife of George's brother, Phineas Miller Kollock. George and Priscilla had one child, Augusta Johnston Kollock. George Kollock's second marriage was to Susan Marion Johnston in 1840. Their children were George Jones, John Fenwick, William Waring, Susan Marion, Mary Fenwick, Annie Houstoun and Louisa Belle. Kollock had coastal plantations of Retreat & Rose Dhu but the family lived at Woodlands, Clarksville, Habersham County, Georgia, with Kollock frequently traveling back and forth from Clarkesville to the coast.
The collection consists of the private papers of George Jones Kollock from 1971-1894 and includes letters dated 1971-1906; 45 pocket-size diaries of Kollock from 1850-1894; materials relating to his legal practice with John M. Miller in the firm Miller and Kollock, Savannah, Georgia, overseers of contracts, 1849-1861, and letters from 1830-1859. Some letters, 1799-1850, were published in the Georgia historical quarterly, vol. 30, nos. 3-4; vol. 31, nos. 1-4; vol. 32, nos. 1-2. Also see John Campbell's article Work, pregnancy and infant mortality among southern slaves, Journal of interdisciplinary history, v. XIV:4, p. 793-812 and Henry Wiencek's Old houses for information on Woodlands.
Arranged in chronological order.
Related collections held by the Georgia Historical Society: Kollock family papers, 1791-1904; Kollock family correspondence, 1801-1889; The Kollock letters, 1799-1954; George Jones Kollock manuscript, 1800s; Letters of the Kollock and allied families, 1826-1884 : from the Georgia Historical Quarterly, December 1949 - March, 1951 / annotated by Susan Marion Kollock; The Kollock letters, 1799-1850 / edited by Edith Duncan Johnston.
Related collections held by the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University: Kollock family papers, 1799-1962.
Related collections held by the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: George J. Kollock plantation journals.
George Jones Kollock private papers, 1871-1894. MS 2998. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.