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Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (II), 1791-1920

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (II), 1791-1920
Mss. 65 B855
1.5 Cubic Feet
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941 items
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1791-1920, of the Brown, Coalter and Tucker families. Includes correspondence, of Frances Bland (Coalter) Brown with Margaret W. Barnes, members of the Braxton family, Henry Peronneau Brown, Fanny T. Bryan, John Coalter, St. George Tucker Coalter and members of the Morton family.

Also includes additional correspondences of members of the Brown, Coalter, Braxton, Tomlin and Bryan families including a letter, 29 April 1791, from Maria Rind to John Coalter as well as notes, accounts and newspaper clippings concerning the Brown family.

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This collection is organized into 4 series; series 1 contains letters; series 2 contains photographs; series 3 contains various printed material; and series 4 contains newspaper clippings.
Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family
Barnes, Margaret W. Tomlin
Braxton family
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter (1835-1894)
Brown, Henry Peronneau (1883-1942)
Bryan, Fanny T.
Bryant family
Coalter family
Coalter, John (1769-1838)
Coalter, Maria Rind (d. 1792)
Coalter, St. George Tucker (1809-1839)
Morton family
Tomlinson family
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Religious History--Christianity
United States--Slavery
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs
Financial records

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Administrative Information

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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Acquisition Note
Gift: 941 items, 11/15/1950.
Related Materials

There are two collections within the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary that Relate to this Collection. They include, the Barnes Family Papers, and the Tucker-Coleman Papers.

Barnes Family Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Barnes Family Papers, 1797-1926, 1818-1875.247 items.Collection number: Mss. 39.1 B26Correspondence, chiefly 1820-1875, of Newman Williamson Barnes and his wife Margaret W.(Tomlin) Barnes of Richmond, Virginia and "Greenfield," Culpeper County, Virginia. Letters concern life in Falmouth, Virginia and also concern Fredericksburg, Virginia. Correspondents are members of the Braxton, Coalter, Tomlin and Oliver families.

Tucker-Coleman Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Tucker-Coleman Papers, 1664-1945, 1770-1907.30,000 items.Collection number: Mss. 40 T79Papers, primarily 1770-1907, of the Tucker and Coleman families of Williamsburg, Winchester, Lexington, Staunton and Richmond, including papers of St. George Tucker (1752-1827), Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1784-1851), Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848), Ann Frances Bland (Tucker) Coalter (1779-1813), John Coalter (1769-1838), John Randolph of Roanoke, and Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington Coleman (1832-1908) as well as other family members.

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I), 1780-1929.3,433 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 B85Papers, 1780-1929, of the Brown, Coalter and Tucker families including the papers of John Coalter (1769- 1838),John Thompson Brown (1802-1836). Among the correspondents are Maria (Rind) Coalter, St. George Tucker, William Munford, Frances Bland (Tucker) Coalter, St. George Tucker Coalter, Frances Bland (Coalter) Brown, the Rev. Moses D. Hoge, and Henry Peronneau Brown.

2008.238 Tucker-Brown Seven Generations Genealogy Chart

Preferred Citation
Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (II), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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