George Jones Kollock private papers [microform]

George Jones Kollock private papers [microform]

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Kollock, George J., (George Jones), 1810-1894
Creator: Miller and Kollock (Savannah, Ga.).
Title: George Jones Kollock private papers [microform]
Dates: 1871-1894
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (12 microfilm reels)
Coll. Number: ms2998

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Agriculture--Georgia--History--19th century--Sources.
Chatham County (Ga.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Clarkesville (Ga.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Dwellings--Georgia--Habersham County--Photographs.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century--Sources.
Habersham County (Ga.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Kollock family
Kollock, George J., (George Jones), 1810-1894
Kollock, George J., (George Jones), 1810-1894 -- Correspondence
Kollock, George J., (George Jones), 1810-1894 -- Diaries
Law firms--Georgia--Savannah--Records and correspondence.
Lawyers--Georgia--Habersham County--Correspondence.
Miller and Kollock (Savannah, Ga.). -- Records and correspondence
Plantation owners--Georgia--Correspondence.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Woodlands (Habersham County, Ga.).
Woodlands (Habersham County, Ga.). -- Photographs

General Notes

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Jones Kollock private papers, 1871-1894. MS 2998. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Letters, 1791-1906 bulk 1820-1900

The letters are in chronological order.
1791-1839 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-1]
contents of this roll is an interview with Mrs. Catherine Kollock Thoromon, owner of the original manuscripts; Photographs of Woodlands; list of other sources and correspondence about such [see lst page of this guide for other sources]; Mrs. Thoromon's index to letters and explanation of the abbreviations she used; letters 1791-1839
1840-1861 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-2]
1862-1879 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-3]
1880-1906 and undated [Microfilm reel: ms2998-4]

Diaries, 1850-1894

There are 45 pocket sized volumes which were kept by George Jones Kollock from 1850 until shortly before his death, except for 1882 which is missing. Pages with no notations were not filmed but miscellaneous notes, accounts, formulas etc. were included.
1850-1857 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-5]
1857-1866 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-6]
1867-1874 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-7]
1875-1880 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-8]
1881-1888 (missing '82) [Microfilm reel: ms2998-9]
1889-1894 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-10]

Legal Papers, 1830-43

In these materials will be found overseer contracts, legal records of Miller and Kollock
Overseers papers; letters, 1830-1859 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-11]
Miller and Kollock legal papers, 1834-1842 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-12]
Legal records of Miller and Kollock, while Kollock was in partnership with John M Miller
transcript of R. Rilson's "Critical observations on the various essential parts of a deed";
a docket of court cases, Chatham Co 1834-40 circuit court cases for Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty counties 1834-41
Miscellaneous [Microfilm reel: ms2998-12]
accounts, ad for Burall Corn-Shella; Contracts for hiring Hames Alexander & family [free persons of color]
Johnston Bible, 1722-1817 [Microfilm reel: ms2998-12]