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Armistead-Cocke Papers, 1680-1917

Armistead-Cocke Papers, 1680-1917
Mss. 65 Ar6
2.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1756-1764, of Maria Carter Armistead (including letters written by Mrs. Thomas Feilde); business papers, 1782-1828, of William Cocke of "Bremo," Henrico County, Virginia and of "Oakland," Cumberland County, Virginia; and letters, 1861-1863, of William Fauntleroy Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston Cocke and Edmund Randolph Cocke concerning their service in the Confederate States Army (including the Battle of First Bull Run).

Also included are five volumes of farm and account books, 1851-1863, of Richard P. Jones of "Land's End," Gloucester County, Virginia; copybooks on astronomy, [ca.1770-1780?], scrapbooks, and genealogical material.

Includes letter, 1869, of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell concerning the connections between the Randolph and Preston families and the College of William and Mary.

Additions to the collection (1997.34 and 1998.45) include family letters, genealogical notes and poems of members of the Cocke family and to related branches of Throckmorton, Curtis, Sheldon, Jones, Preston, Byrd, Dandridge and Carter families living in Richmond, Virginia and Powhatan County, Virginia. Some letters are written from Richmond in the Reconstruction Era.

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Arrangement: Collection is arranged chronologically. Organization: The inventory has been divided into seven Series. Series 1 is the genealogical and donor material, Series 2 is photographs, Series 3 is material concerning houses and land, Series 4 is correspondence and other papers, Series 5 is the Jones Account Books, Series 6 is Accession 1997.34 and Series 7 is Accession 1998.45.
Armistead Family
Cocke Family
Cocke, Edmund Randolph (1841-1922)
Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston (1838-1895)
Cocke, William (1798-1855)
Cocke, William Fauntleroy (1826-1863)
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert
Armistead family
Astronomy--Study and teaching
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
Cocke, Edmund Randolph, 1841-1922
Cocke, Thomas Lewis Preston, 1838-1895
Cocke, William, fl. 1798-1855
Cocke, William Fauntleroy, 1836-1863
Cocke family
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Cumberland County (Va.)--History--18th century
Cumberland County (Va.)--History--20th century
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894
Gloucester County (Va.)--History
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--18th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Henrico County (Va.)--History
Powhatan County (Va.)
Preston family
Randolph family
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Virginia
Richmond (Va.)--History
Study and teaching
Account books
Financial records

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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Access Notes
When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Marie C. Talcott and George Talcott..
Gift: 296 items, 1958. Gift: ca. 150 items, 1997. Gift: 287 items, 1998.
Related Materials
Mss. 69 J71 Jones Family Papers
Preferred Citation
Armistead-Cocke Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009.
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