BOCOCK, Thomas Stanley, 1815-1891


Guide to Research Collections

University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1760-1897, 2.5 feet.
Letters (1840-1887) to Thomas S. Bocock, many from constituents about routine matters, but also relating to national political events as well as Appomatox County politics; speeches on the tariff of 1842, Wilmot Proviso, slavery, the Confederacy, and William Wilson Corcoran; papers relating to Thomas Bocock’s chairmanship of House Committee on Naval Affairs; memorandum book (1861-1866) of personal finances; and financial and legal papers; together with family papers, including correspondence, diary, and financial and legal papers, relating to Buckingham County politics, slavery, the Civil War, tanning business, American Tract Society, administration of several estates, and pioneer life in Alabama and Missouri; as well as physician’s ledger (1830s), Buckingham County tax register (1832), and minute book of New Hope Baptist Church, Augusta County, Va. Also includes papers of related Christian, Diuguid, Flood, Patteson, Stephens, and Thornhill families. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: 1865, 1 item.
A letter from Thomas S. Bocock to an unidentified recipient named “Sue” written on June 23, 1865. Thomas S. Bocock writes to “Dear Sue” regarding his attitudes toward post Civil War conditions.


Duke University Libraries
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1869, 1 item.
A letter to an editor (probably W.D. Coleman) of “The Examiner,” a Richmond newspaper. Thomas Bocock discussed W.D. Coleman’s editorship of the newspaper; the demise of constitutional popular government in the U.S.; the general situation in Virginia; and a business proposal from a friend.

Papers: In the Walter Coles Papers, 1850-1869, 6 items.
Correspondents include Thomas Bocock.


Library of Virginia
Archives Division
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1852, 2 pages.
A letter from Thomas S. Bocock to John K. Martin written on September 3, 1852. In this letter, Thomas Bocock sends his regrets for not seeing John Martin and he explains his itinerary.

Papers: In the Virginia Politicians’ and Authors’ Papers, 1806-1902, 64 pages.
Correspondents include Thomas S. Bocock. An inventory is available in the library.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1857, 1 item.
A letter from John Letcher to Thomas S. Bocock written on March 8, 1857. In the letter, John Letcher writes concerning McMullen’s application.

Papers: 1858, 1 item.
A letter from William Walters Boyce to President James Buchanan written on April 5, 1858. In the letter, William Boyce recommends Edward G. Loring for office. The letter is signed by others, including T.S. Bocock.