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Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I), 1790-1929

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I), 1790-1929
Mss. 65 B85
12.5 Cubic Feet
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3433 items.
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Papers, 1780-1929, of the Brown, Coalter, Tucker families including the papers of John Coalter (1769-1838), Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, and John Thompson Brown (1802-1836), member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

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.

A video providing an overview of using this collection and other collections related to the Tucker-Coleman family can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIiP0m9BKcc

This finding aid is also available in microfilm format in Swem Library, College of William and Mary. An additional index can be found at: National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States available from Chadwyck-Healey, Inc., 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314.

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Organization: This collection is organized into seven series:

Series 1 is Group A, containing the papers of Coalter and Tucker Families;

Series 2 is Group B, containing the papers of Capt. Henry Brown and his family;

Series 3 is Group C, containing the papers of John Thompson Brown;

Series 4 is Group D, containing the papers of the Brown and Tucker Families;

Series 5 contains printed material received with the collection;

Series 6 contains transcriptions of Material Pertaining to John Thompson Brown (1802-1836):  Boxes 7-19 by Lonny Dobbs;

Series 7 contains  transcriptions of selections of letters of John Thompson Brown (1802-1836), possibly by Cynthia Beverly Tucker Kimbrough Barlowe and two copies of the inventory.

Each series in the collection has been arranged into various subseries by family names, personal names or subjects. The material in each subseries may contain the names of various other persons but the most prominent name is the one used to describe the subseries.

Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family
Archer, William Segar (1789-1855)
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter (1835-1894)
Brown, Henry Peronneau (1883-1942)
Bryan, Elizabeth Tucker Coalter (b. 1805)
Bryan, John Randolph (1806-1887)
Coalter family
Coalter, John (1769-1838)
Coalter, Judith H. Tomlin (d. 1859)
Coalter, Maria Rind (d. 1792)
Coalter, St. George Tucker (1809-1839)
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington (1832-1908)
Hoge, Moses Drury (1818-1899)
Mason, J. M. (James Murray) (1798-1871)
Munford, William (1775-1825)
Pendleton, William Nelson (1809-1883)
Pleasants, John Hampden (1797-1846)
Randolph, Judith Randolph (fl. 1792-1813)
Rives, William C. (William Cabell) (1793-1868)
Tucker, Henry St. George (1780-1848)
Tucker, Lelia Skipwith Carter (1767-post 1833)
Tucker, St. George (1752-1827)
Tyler, John, Jr. (1819-1898)
American poetry--19th century
Architecture, Domestic--Virginia
Brown family
Coalter family
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
College of William and Mary--History--18th century
Coulter family
Education--Virginia--History--19th century
Embargo, 1807-1809
Legal documents
Princeton University--History
Randolph, John, 1773-1833
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Slavery--Virginia--History--18th century
Tucker, John Randolph, 1823-1897
Tucker family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--War of 1812
United States--Religious History--Christianity
United States--Slavery
University of Virginia--History--19th century
Virginia--Politics and Government--18th century
Virginia--Politics and Government--19th century
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs
Wythe, George, 1726-1806
Financial records
Receipts (financial records)

Detailed Description

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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.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Frances Bland Saunders.

Gift: 3,433 items, 03/04/1947

Gift, Yolande (Lonny) deV. Dobbs circa 2006.

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 (II), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (II), 1791-1920.941 items.Collection number: Mss. 65 B855Papers, 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.

2008.238 Tucker-Brown Seven Generations Genealogy Chart

Mss. 65 B855 Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (III)

CDs from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Related Publications

Honors Thesis Paper written by a student of the College of William and Mary. A Bibliography can be found on pages 75-77. Call Number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 1987, B66

Boone, Jennifer Kathryn. ""In Praise of the Family": A Study of Three Generations." 1987.

Preferred Citation
Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (I), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Box 25 added: transcriptions of letters relating to John Thompson Brown (1802-836), boxes 7 - 19, by Lonnie Dobbs.
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