Bonanza for Researchers!!
The papers of J C Collier are extensive. He was a prolific letter writer in both his business and personal life. In an effort to piece together his family’s genealogy, J C Collier wrote letters to Colliers and other suspected kin. Many of the people he wrote to were unknown to him. He was especially interested in tracking down the Efford Cobb Collier branch that located to Texas in the 1850s.
For genealogical research, he mailed out letters accompanied by a standard form which he asked to be filled out and returned. His stenographers typed the letters and kept copies on onion-skin paper. They also transcribed some of the return letters. This link will connect you over to 900 letters from J C Collier’s papers, most of which were written and returned in this manner.
In addition to Collier, some surnames you will find are Wilson, Green, Greene, Jackson, McCoy, Powell, Mills, and Corbin. Files are named according to the following convention:
“year“_”month“_”day” “type” “from” to “to”
Enjoy your reading and feel free to download whatever copies you want!