|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Edith Johnston Duncan collection of research materials on the Kollock family|
|Extent:||0.25 cubic feet (1 volume)|
Edith Johnston Duncan (1883-1963) was a native of Savannah and related to the Kollock family. She was the daughter of James Houston and Eugenia Cunningham Duncan Johnston. She began her writing career working for the Savannah Morning News and Savannah Evening Press. In addition to editing "The Kollock Letters", which appeared serially in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, Duncan wrote The Houstons of Georgia, published in 1950. Miss Duncan died at the age of 80 on February 9, 1963. She is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.
This collection contains one volume in which are bound "The Kollock Letters, 1799-1850," which were a series of articles originally published in eight parts in the Georgia Historical Quarterly [Part I appeared in Vol. 30 (3) Sept. 1946, Part 2 in Vol. 30 (4) Dec. 1946, Part 3 in Vol. 31 (1) March 1947, Part 4 in Vol. 31(2) June 1947, Part 5 in Vol. 31(3) Sept. 1947, Part 6 in Vol. 31 (4) Dec. 1947, Part 7 in Vol. 32 (1) March 1948, and Part 8 in Vol. 32 (2) June 1948].
These letters were edited for publication by Edith Johnston Duncan and she had the individual articles bound in this volume, which also includes handwritten notes, corrections, personal reminisces, and other information. Also attached are newspaper clippings, a letter, and photographs of members of the Kollock, Waring, and related families. At the end of the volume there is a section on Woodlands and Blythewood, both of which are in Habersham County, Georgia near Clarkesville. Woodlands was the home of the George Jones Kollock family, who moved their in 1850. Blythewood was originally the home of Mary Helen Johnston and was built in 1853.
[item identification], Edith Johnston Duncan collection of research materials on the Kollock family, MS 1593, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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Originally published in eight parts in the Georgia Historical Quarterly [Part I appeared in Vol. 30 (3) Sept. 1946, Part 2 in Vol. 30 (4) Dec. 1946, Part 3 in Vol. 31 (1) March 1947, Part 4 in Vol. 31(2) June 1947, Part 5 in Vol. 31(3) Sept. 1947, Part 6 in Vol. 31 (4) Dec. 1947, Part 7 in Vol. 32 (1) March 1948, and Part 8 in Vol. 32 (2) June 1948].