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Collection Number: 00432

Collection Title: Samuel Henry Lockett Papers, 1820-1972

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,400 items)
Abstract Samuel Henry Lockett (1837-1891) was an engineering officer in the United States, Confederate, and Egyptian armies, and a professor at Louisiana State University and University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He married Cornelia C. Clark in 1859 and with her had six children. The collection documents Samuel Henry Lockett's family life and his careers as a military officer, engineer, and teacher. Correspondence, chiefly with Cornelia Clark Lockett, documents their marriage, household matters, and family life, as well as the nature of the work that kept Lockett away from his family. There is some correspondence with their children, other Lockett and Clark family members, and with military and professional associates. Other materials, including writings, reports, notebooks, photographs, and maps, relate chiefly to Lockett's professional careers: he served as a colonel in the Confederate Army and chief engineer for the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, preparing Confederate defenses at Vicksburg, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., and other points along the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast; he served as colonel of engineers in the Egyptian Army (1875-1877) in Egypt and Abyssinia; he taught at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1867-1873), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and at private schools in Alabama (1877-1873); and he was involved in construction work on the Statue of Liberty, New York City (1883-1884), waterworks projects in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Kansas (1883-1889), and railroad engineering projects in Chile and Colombia (1883-1891). Also included are materials relating to the odograph, a survey instrument invented by Lockett; extensive notes for a topographical survey of Louisiana; several volumes documenting family travel and life abroad, including Cornelia Clark Lockett's journal in Egypt and a partial newspaper copy of an article based on the journal she kept while she was in Colombia in 1890; lectures and writings on scientific and mathematical subjects as well as education and the arts, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Chile, and Colombia; a retrospective account of the defense of Vicksburg; a book of poetry; and a recipe book. Some items are in Spanish.
Creator Lockett, Samuel Henry, 1837-1891.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Samuel Henry Lockett Papers #432, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2007) available.
  • Reel 1: Image folders 1-13; photograph album
  • Reel 2: Folders 1-20
  • Reel 3: Folders 21-38
  • Reel 4: Folders 39-56
  • Reel 5: Folders 57-68
  • Reel 6: Folders 69-84
  • Reel 7: Folders 85-120
  • Reel 8: Folders 121-135
  • Reel 9: Folders 136-144
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mrs. J. E. Lopez and H. W. Lockett received in 1938. Additions of 1971 and 1975 given by Barbara Dailey. Addition received from Donald Lockett of Atlanta, Ga., in December 1976 (Acc. 76168). Additions of February 1976, April 1977, October 1978 (Acc. 78055), October 1980 (Acc. 80144), April 1983 (Acc. 83072), March 1984 (Acc. 84030 and Acc. 84039), and October 1998 (Acc. 98206) received from Barbara Dailey.
Additional Descriptive Resources
The original finding aids for this collection are filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Samuel Henry Lockett was born 6 July 1837 in Mecklenburg County, Va., to Napoleon Bonaparte Lockett (1813-1867) and Mary Clay Lockett (1814-1885). Soon after his birth his family moved to Marion, Ala. He graduated from Howard College in Alabama and in 1854 was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1859 as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. He then served briefly as an assistant professor at the Academy. On 21 December 1859 he and Cornelia C. Clark (1841-1912), daughter of William H. Clark and Jane Emslie Clark of West Point, N.Y., were married in the Academy Chapel.

In 1860 Lockett became assistant to Colonel W. H. C. Whiting and returned south to do engineering work in the Eighth Lighthouse District. He was in charge of constructing a fort near Pensacola, Fla., when the South seceded. He then joined the Confederate Army and eventually became colonel and chief engineer for the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

After the war, Lockett taught mathematics, engineering, and related subjects first at Judson Institute in Marion, Ala., and then at Louisiana State Seminary (later Louisiana State University). He went to Louisiana State in 1867, when the campus was still located at Alexandria. In 1869, when the Alexandria campus burned and the University moved to Baton Rouge, he moved also, remaining on the faculty until 1873. During the summers of 1869, 1870, and 1872 he traveled throughout Louisiana gathering data for a topographical survey of the state. Later he was in charge of two private schools, Calhoun College in Jacksonville, Ala. (1873-1874) and Hamner Hall in Montgomery, Ala. (1874-1875). He left Montgomery in mid 1875 to accept a post as colonel of engineers in the Egyptian Army. He served in Egypt and Abyssinia until mid 1877, when he returned to the United States to teach at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Lockett left the University of Tennessee in 1883 to work with various engineering contractors constructing waterworks in various cities, including Belleville, Ill.; Shelbyville, Ill.; Circleville, Ohio; Paducah, Ky.; and Lawrence, Kan. By 1885 he was chief engineer for the firm of Comegys and Lewis, Contractors, New York City, N.Y. From 1888 until his death he was involved with other firms and businessmen in work on engineering projects in Chile and Colombia. In 1888 he and two associates went to Santiago, Chile, to negotiate details of a contract for building a railroad. The following year he went to Cartagena, Colombia, to advance another railroad project and also to assist in improvements on the Dique Canal. In 1890 he returned to Colombia to examine coal deposits near Rio Hacha. In 1891 he went to Bogota, Colombia, to construct waterworks. He died there on 12 October 1891.

Lockett had six children: Cornelia Lockett, who died young; Jean (1862-1951), who married Eugene F. Fuller; Edith (fl. 1865-1940), who married Joseph E. Lopez; Henry Watkins (fl. 1868-1950), who married May Keeler; Samuel Hobart (1870-1915), who married Addie McMichael; and Ettie Boyd (1873-1920), who married George Morgan.

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The collection documents Samuel Henry Lockett's family life and his careers as a military officer, engineer, and teacher. Correspondence, chiefly with his wife, Cornelia Clark Lockett, documents their marriage, household matters, and family life, as well as the nature of the work that kept Lockett away from his family. There is some correspondence with their children, other Lockett and Clark family members, and with military and professional associates. Other materials, including writings, reports, notebooks, photographs, and maps, relate chiefly to Lockett's professional careers: he served in the Confederate Army as a colonel and chief engineer for the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, where he prepared Confederate defenses at Vicksburg, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., and other points along the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast; he was colonel of engineers in the Egyptian Army in Egypt and Abyssinia (1875-1877); he taught at Louisiana State University (1867-1873) in Alexandria and Baton Rouge, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1877-1883), and at private schools in Alabama (1877-1878); and he worked as an engineer on the construction of the Statue of Liberty, New York City, N.Y. (1883-1884), on waterworks projects in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Kansas (1883-1889), and on railroad projects in Chile and Colombia (1883-1891). Also included are materials relating to the odograph, a survey instrument invented by Lockett; extensive notes for a topographical survey of Louisiana; several volumes documenting family travel and life abroad, including Cornelia Clark Lockett's journal in Egypt and a partial newspaper copy of an article based on the journal she kept while she was in Colombia in 1890; lectures and writings on scientific and mathematical subjects as well as education and the arts, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Chile, and Colombia; and a retrospective account of the defense of Vicksburg. Other materials include miscellaneous legal and business papers, newspaper clippings, a book of poetry, and a recipe book. Some items are in Spanish.

This collection originally was arranged and described in two series, A and B. Series A contained the original deposit and additions of 1971 and March 1975. Series B was created to accommodate a large addition made in June 1975. Subsequent additions were made to both series: additions of March and December 1976, and April 1977, were integrated into Series A; an addition of February 1976 was integrated, and additions of October 1980, April 1983, March 1984, and October 1998 were maintained separately, all in Series B. Though this arrangement results in considerable overlap of subject and date in the two series, the arrangement has been maintained in order to preserve the usefulness of extensive and in some cases item level description provided in earlier finding aids (now filed in folder 1). Series titles, however, have changed and subseries have been created to reflect the provenance of the collection. Series A is now Series 1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977. Series B is now Series 2. Separately Maintained Additions after 1974, with the additions of June 1975-February 1976, October 1980, April 1983, March 1984, and October 1998 constituting the five subseries.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972.

About 1200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

This series, formerly "Series A," includes the original deposit and the additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, all of which have been integrated. The original finding aid with extensive and in some cases item level description is filed in folder 1.

This series documents Samuel Henry Lockett's family life and his careers as a military officer, engineer, and teacher. Correspondence, chiefly with his wife, Cornelia Clark Lockett, documents their marriage, household matters, and family life, as well as the nature of the work that kept Lockett away from his family. There is some correspondence with their children, other Lockett and Clark family members, and with military and professional associates. Other materials, including writings, reports, notebooks, photographs, and maps, relate chiefly to Lockett's professional careers: he served in the Confederate Army as a colonel and chief engineer for the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, where he prepared Confederate defenses at Vicksburg, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., and other points along the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast; he was colonel of engineers in the Egyptian Army in Egypt and Abyssinia; he taught at Louisiana State University at Alexandria and Baton Rouge (1867-1873), the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1877-1883), and at private schools in Alabama (1877-1878); and he worked as an engineer on construction of the Statue of Liberty, New York City, N.Y. (1883-1884), on waterworks projects in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Kansas (1883-1889), and on railroad projects in Chile and Colombia (1883-1891). Also included are materials relating to the odograph, a survey instrument invented by Lockett; extensive notes for a topographical survey of Louisiana; several volumes documenting family travel and life abroad, including Cornelia Clark Lockett's journal in Egypt and a partial newspaper copy of an article based on the journal she kept while she was in Colombia in 1890; and lectures and writings on scientific and mathematical subjects as well as education and the arts, Egypt, Panama, Peru, Chile, and Colombia; a retrospective account of the defense of Vicksburg; miscellaneous legal and business papers; newspaper clippings; a book of poetry; and a recipe book.

Folder 1

Original finding aids #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 1

Folder 2

1820-1859, and undated 1850s #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 2

Folder 3

1861: January-March #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 3

Folder 4

1861: April-June #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 4

Folder 5

1861: July-December, and undated 1861 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 5

Folder 6

1862: January-April #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 6

Folder 7

1862: May-July #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 7

Folder 8

1862: August-December, and undated 1862 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 8

Folder 9

Accounts of the defense of Vicksburg, Miss., 1862-1863 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 9

Folder 10

1863 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 10

Folder 11

1864: January-June #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 11

Folder 12

1864: July-December, and undated 1864 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 12

Folder 13

1865 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 13

Folder 14

1861-1865: undated #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 14

Folder 15

1866-1867 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 15

Folder 16

1868-1869 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 16

Folder 17

1870: January-June #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 17

Folder 18

1870: July-October, and undated 1870 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 18

Folder 19

1871 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 19

Folder 20

1872-1873 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 20

Folder 21

1874 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 21

Folder 22

1874: undated #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 22

Folder 23

1875 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 23

Folder 24

1876 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 24

Folder 25

1877 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 25

Folder 26

1878 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 26

Folder 27

1879 and undated #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 27

Folder 28

1880-1881 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 28

Folder 29

1882-1883 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 29

Folder 30

1884: January-August #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 30

Folder 31

1884: September-December #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 31

Folder 32

1885: January-March #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 32

Folder 33

1885: April-August #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 33

Folder 34

1885: September-December, and undated 1885 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 34

Folder 35

1886 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 35

Folder 36

1887 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 36

Folder 37

1888: January-August #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 37

Folder 38

1888: September-December, and undated 1888 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 38

Folder 39

1889: January-June #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 39

Folder 40

1889: July-December #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 40

Folder 41

1890 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 41

Folder 42

1891-1892 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 42

Folder 43

1896-1897, 1899 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 43

Folder 44

1900-1972 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 44

Folder 45

Undated letters #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 45

Folder 46

Poems #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 46

Folder 47

Engineering estimates and specifications #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 47

Folder 48

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 48

Civil War reminiscences

Folder 49

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 49

Louisiana

Folder 50-51

Folder 50

Folder 51

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 50-51

Scientific subjects

Folder 52

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 52

Education and the arts

Folder 53

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 53

Egypt, Abyssinia: geographical and topical

Folder 54

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 54

Egypt, Abyssinia: military and political

Folder 55-57

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 55-57

Egypt, Abyssinia: social and cultural

Folder 58

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 58

Panama and Peru

Folder 59

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 59

Chile and Colombia

Folder 60

Speeches and other writings #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 60

Miscellaneous

Folder 61

Miscellaneous #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 61

Folder 62-64b

Folder 62

Printed material and clippings, 1873-1961 and undated #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 62-64b

Chiefly concerning Samuel Henry Lockett, Egypt, and Civil War and Confederacy remembrances

Folder 64c

Scrapbook #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 64c

Chiefly newspaper clippings about Samuel Henry Lockett's professional life; also included is a hand drawn map, poetry

Folder 65

Pictures #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 65

Chiefly portraits of Samuel Henry Lockett

Folder 121

Volume 1: Poetry book, 1853-1859, 1875 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 121

Poems by Samuel Henry Lockett

Folder 122a-122b

Volume 2: Recipe book and enclosures, 1855-1895 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 122a-122b

Recipe book containing handwritten and newspaper clipping recipes for food and home remedies and household hints

Folder 123

Volume 3: Pocket notebook, 1861 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 123

Notes made on an inspection tour of Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan in February 1861, and a draft of a report on their condition made to General George Goldthwaite; also notes on the Pensacola District and a report on Fort Pickens, Fort McRee, and Fort Barrancas made to Leroy Pope Walker, Confederate Secretary of War, in March 1861

Folder 124

Volume 4: Letter book, 1863 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 124

Copies of official reports made by officers of the Confederate Corps of Engineers to Major Samuel Henry Lockett, Chief Engineer, during and after the siege of Vicksburg, Miss., 26 May 1863-23 July 1863

Folder 125

Volume 5: Notebook, 1869-1879 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 125

Lectures, notes, and examinations by Samuel Henry Lockett, recorded in an 1868 daily diary; also a speech probably written for a Civil War anniversary

Folder 126

Volume 6: Pocket notebook, July 1869-August 1869 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 126

Notes taken by Samuel Henry Lockett for a topographical survey of Louisiana

Folder 127

Volume 7: Pocket notebook, July 1870-October 1870 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 127

Notes taken by Samuel Henry Lockett for a topographical survey of Louisiana

Folder 128

Volume 8: Pocket notebook, July 1872-September 1872 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 128

Notes taken by Samuel Henry Lockett for a topographical survey of Louisiana

Folder 129

Volume 9: Notebook, 1874 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 129

Lectures by Samuel Henry Lockett, one on air and water and another on the five gaseous elements, the latter given at Mrs. Chilton's Female College in Montgomery, Ala.

Folder 130

Volume 10: Notebook, 1874 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 130

Lecture by Samuel Henry Lockett on earth and fire and a commencement address, both given at Calhoun College in Jacksonville, Ala.

Folder 131

Volume 11: Notebook, 1875-1876 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 131

Notes on the Abyssinian campaign of the Egyptian Army, kept while Samuel Henry Lockett was colonel of engineers in Egypt; also, a portion of Lockett's description of his trip from Adi Russo to Kayah Khor in March 1876

Folder 132

Volume 12: Photo album, 1865-1875 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 132

See PA-432/1 below

Folder 133

Volume 13: Printed material, 1877-1878 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 133

Copy of the General Report on the Kordofan (1877) by Major H. G. Prout

Folder 134

Volume 14: Pocket notebook, 1878 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." Folder 134

Notes and specifications by Samuel Henry Lockett for various waterworks projects; also notes on an eclipse at Fort Worth, Tex., on 29 July 1878

Image Folder PF-432/1

Portraits, ca. 1860-1915 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PF-432/1

Samuel Henry Lockett, Alexander McComb Mason, Andrew Moore, Napoleon Bonaparte Lockett, Mary Clay Lockett, and Cornelia Clark Lockett

Image Folder PF-432/2

Egyptian and Confederate soldiers, ca. 1865-1875 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PF-432/2

Chiefly unidentified Egyptian soldiers; also a group portrait of approximately 130 Confederate soldiers

Image Folder PF-432/3-4

PF-432/3

PF-432/4

Views of Latin America, ca. 1888-1891 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PF-432/3-4

Images of railroads, seascapes, towns and villages

Image Folder PF-432/5-7

PF-432/5

PF-432/6

PF-432/7

Views of North America, ca. 1883-1888 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PF-432/5-7

Images of waterways, work crews, and other scenes, presumably taken in connection with Samuel Henry Lockett's work as an engineering contractor

Image Folder PF-432/8

Miscellaneous, ca. 1867-1910 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PF-432/8

Images of a New Jersey street scene; seminary building at Alexandria, La.; and paintings and drawings by Samuel Henry Lockett

Image Folder PF-432/9

Confederate preparations for battle in the vicinity of Pensacola Bay, Fla., 1861 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PF-432/9

Images of steamers, cannons, sand battery, and soldiers at work, including the Louisiana "Tiger" Zouaves drilling, at Fort Barrancas

Photograph Album PA-432/1

Views of Egypt, ca. 1865-1875 #00432, Series: "1. Original Deposit and Additions of 1971, March 1975, March and December 1976, and April 1977, 1820-1972." PA-432/1

34 images of Cairo streets, the Nile, mosques, tombs, and other sites

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Separately maintained additions after 1974, 1862-1950.

Arrangement: chronological.

This series, formerly "Series B," includes separately maintained additions of June 1975-February 1976, October 1980, April 1983, March 1984, and October 1998. The original finding aid with extensive and in some cases item level description is filed in folder 1.

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About 900 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, journals, reports, maps, and other materials related to Samuel Henry Lockett's family life and his work as an engineer in the Egyptian Army in Egypt and Abyssinia and as a contract engineer in Colombia and Chile. Family life is documented in correspondence between Samuel Henry Lockett and Cornelia Clark Lockett, their children, and extended families, and in several volumes describing family travel and life in Egypt. Other materials relating to Lockett's years in Egypt include some correspondence with former officers of the Egyptian Army, a volume of observations on Egyptian society, and printed material. Lockett's other writings include speeches and articles published in The Nation and the Evening Post. There is considerable material relating to engineering ventures, including construction of waterworks, railroads, and an electric and steam plant in Colombia. Also included is a description of the odograph, a survey instrument invented by Samuel Henry Lockett. Some items are in Spanish.

Folder 66

1875 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 66

Folder 67

1876-1877 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 67

Folder 68

1878-1879, 1881 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 68

Folder 69

1882-1887 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 69

Folder 70

1888 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 70

Folder 71

1889: February-13 August #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 71

Folder 72

1889: 16 August-September #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 72

Folder 73

1889: October #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 73

Folder 74

1889: November-December and undated #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 74

Folder 75

1890: January-June #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 75

Folder 76

1890: July-December and undated #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 76

Folder 77

1891: January-18 June #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 77

Folder 78

1891: 24 June-September #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 78

Folder 79

1891: October-December and undated #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 79

Folder 80

1892-1950 and undated #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 80

Folder 81

Calling cards #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 81

Folder 82

Writings, undated #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 82

Folder 83

Engineering specifications and contracts, undated #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 83

Folder 84a

Picture #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 84a

Photograph of a drawing of a watering place for transport animals in the British expedition to Abyssinia

Folder 84b-84c

Printed material #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 84b-84c

Reports (1870s-1880s) of governance, topography, and geography of Egypt and Abyssinia, including The Topography and Geography of the Country Between the Coast of the Red Sea and the Abyssinia Plateau (1878), by Samuel Henry Lockett; some items in French and Arabic

Folder 135

Volume 15: Journal, 1875 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 135

Jean Lockett's journal of family travel from Montgomery, Ala., to Egypt

Folder 136

Volume 16: Notebook, ca. 1875 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 136

Observations on Egyptian society

Folder 137

Volume 17: Journal, 1875, 1877 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 137

Cornelia Clark Lockett's journal of travel to Egypt, her early experiences there, and the return trip to the United States

Folder 138

Volume 18: Notebook, 1888, 1890 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 138

Notes by Samuel Henry Lockett on his travels in Latin America, including trips up the Panama Canal, in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia; also, notes on the Rio Hacha water supply and the Oraya Railroad in Colombia

Folder 139

Volume 19: Notebook, 1888, 1890 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 139

Notes by Samuel Henry Lockett on his work in Chile and Colombia, including a draft of "Report to Mr. Chas. H. Green of the examination of certain Haciendas; Coal Lands; a line of railroad from Rio Hacha to the Rio Hacha coal basin; the different harbors of the Coast at and near Rio Hacha and of the country generally..."

Folder 140

Volume 20: Pocket notebook, 1889 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 140

Notes and cost estimates for wharf project in Cartagena, Colombia; also, notes on a trip to Magdalena and a preliminary estimate for a railway from Cartagena to the Magdalena River

Folder 141

Volume 21: Pocket notebook, 1890 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 141

Notes and a draft of a report on waterworks and flood control to Jose M. Goenaga, Governor, Department of Bolivar, on the Sinu River and the city of Cerete

Folder 142

Volume 22: Pocket notebook, ca. 1890 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 142

Notes on various aspects of engineering work in Colombia, including a cost estimate for one mile of railroad at Santa Marta; notes on the topography of the land around Rio Hacha; estimates for a railroad from Rio Hacha to Valle Dupar; extensive notes on the coastline of South America; also contains illustrations of apparatus related to the American Meter Company

Folder 143

Volume 23: Diary, 1891 #00432, Subseries: "2.1. Additions of June 1975 and February 1976, 1875-1950." Folder 143

Brief daily entries of work, travel, and weather

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929.

About 225 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly family correspondence of the extended Lockett family. Included are many letters of Samuel Henry Lockett; his wife, Cornelia Clark Lockett; and their children. Other family letters are of Edith Lockett Lopez; her husband, Joseph Lopez; her father-in-law, Jose C. Lopez. There are a few letters to Joseph Lopez from David Hunt Ludlow, apparently a professor of engineering at the University of Virginia. There are letters from friends, Charles P. Stone and Jeannie Stone, to the Locketts. The remainder are business or professional letters of Samuel Henry Lockett, 1866-1885. A few of these latter items relate to Lockett's tenure at Louisiana State University, and his connection with a school at Jacksonville, Ala., 1866-1873; the bulk relate to affairs in Egypt, 1874-1880, and were written by friends or officials in Egypt. Also included are a map of Musawwah Harbour, a travel journal (Egypt, 1876), pictures, clippings, pamphlets and other printed material related to the Lockett family.

Folder 85

1862 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 85

Folder 86

1863-1865 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 86

Folder 87

1866-1867 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 87

Folder 88

1868-1869 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 88

Folder 89

1871-1872 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 89

Folder 90

1873 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 90

Folder 91

1874 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 91

Folder 92

1875 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 92

Folder 93

1876 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 93

Folder 94

1877 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 94

Folder 95

1876-1877 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 95

Letters from Jeannie Stone

Folder 96

1876-1877 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 96

Letters from C. P. Stone

Folder 97

1878 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 97

Folder 98

1879 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 98

Folder 99

1880 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 99

Folder 100

1881-1882 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 100

Folder 101

1884 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 101

Folder 102

1885 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 102

Folder 103

1886 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 103

Folder 104

1887 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 104

Folder 105

1888-1889 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 105

Folder 106

1890 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 106

Folder 107

1891 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 107

Folder 108

1892-1900 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 108

Folder 109

1912-1929 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 109

Folder 110-111

Folder 110

Folder 111

Undated #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 110-111

Folder 112

Jameson Clark #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 112

Folder 113

Henry Watkins Lockett #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 113

Folder 114

Jeannie Lockett diary, 1876 #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 114

Folder 115

Pictures #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 115

Included are a portrait and photographs of a painting, gravestone, and war memorial

Folder 116-118

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Printed material #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 116-118

Pamphlets and catalogs related to West Point Military Academy, Louisiana State University, Civil War battles, and tourism in Vicksburg, Miss.

Folder 119

Miscellaneous #00432, Subseries: "2.2. Addition of October 1980 (Acc. 80144), 1862-1929." Folder 119

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Addition of April 1983 (Acc. 83072), 1876-1892, 1927.

13 items.

Arrangement: chronological

Chiefly letters from Samuel H. Lockett and his wife, Cornelia Clark Lockett, to their daughter, Jean Lockett Fuller (m. Robert F. Fuller). Letters concern Jean's education; household matters in Knoxville, Tenn., and Cartagena, Colombia; Lockett's death in October 1891; and arrangements for Cornelia to return to the United States. Also included is a copy of A National Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina (1927), by J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton.

Folder 120

1876-1892, 1927 #00432, Subseries: "2.3. Addition of April 1983 (Acc. 83072), 1876-1892, 1927." Folder 120

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Additions of 1984 (Acc. 84030, 84039), 1870s-1880s.

55 items.

Photographs include portraits and scenes from Egypt, where Samuel Henry Lockett served as colonel of engineers in the Egyptian army from 1875 to 1877, and in Colombia and Belize, where he worked as an engineering contractor during the 1880s.

Image Folder PF-432/10

Portraits and scenes, 1880s #00432, Subseries: "2.4. Additions of 1984 (Acc. 84030, 84039), 1870s-1880s." PF-432/10

Chiefly albumen prints from Colombia and Belize (British Honduras)

Image Folder PF-432/11

Portraits, 1870s-1880s #00432, Subseries: "2.4. Additions of 1984 (Acc. 84030, 84039), 1870s-1880s." PF-432/11

Chiefly albumen prints from Egypt; included are portraits of Samuel Henry Lockett, officers in the Egyptian army, and others

Image Folder PF-432/12-13

PF-432/12

PF-432/13

Scenes of Egypt, 1870s #00432, Subseries: "2.4. Additions of 1984 (Acc. 84030, 84039), 1870s-1880s." PF-432/12-13

Albumen prints

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Addition of 1998 (Acc. 98206), 1900.

1 item.

Partial newspaper copy of an article published in the Newark Evening News, 28 July 1900, based on the journal kept by Cornelia Clark Lockett of East Orange, N.J., while she was in Colombia in 1890. Also included is a typescript of the article.

Folder 144

Newspaper clipping and typescript #00432, Subseries: "2.5. Addition of 1998 (Acc. 98206), 1900." Folder 144

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Processing Information

Processed by: Susan Ballinger, Roslyn Holdzkom, Linda Sellars, and other SHC staff, 1976-1999

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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