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Tucker-Coleman Papers, 1664-1945

Title
Tucker-Coleman Papers, 1664-1945
ID
Mss. 40 T79
Extent
124.0 Boxes
Scope and Contents

Papers, 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 (commonplace book is in box 64B), and Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington Coleman (1832-1908) as well as other family members.

Members of the family were involved in law, politics, teaching, and historical preservation. The collection includes personal and business correspondence, literary manuscripts, legal documents and accounts.

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

Poems by St. George Tucker are in Box 80, Folder: Dated Poems 1780-1789.

A letter from Martha Jefferson from August 1780 is in Box 8.

See the Finding Aid/Inventory (below) for updated information about some of the boxes in the collection.

The PDF versions of this inventory must be viewed in sections.

http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/40_T79-Tucker-Coleman_part_1.pdf

http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/40_T79-Tucker-Coleman_part_2.pdf

http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/40_T79-Tucker-Coleman_part_3.pdf

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Arrangement
This collection is currently being arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult staff with questions. As of October 2013, the correspondence beginning with the former box 4A is being added to the finding aid and will be rehoused and described as Series 1: Correspondence.
Creators
Tucker-Coleman Family
Coalter, Ann Frances Bland (1779-1813)
Coalter, John (1769-1838)
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington (1832-1908)
Randolph, John (1773-1833)
Tucker, Henry St. George (1780-1848)
Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley (1784-1851)
Tucker, St. George (1752-1827)
Subjects
Coleman family.
Legal documents.
Slavery--Virginia--History.
Tucker family.
United States-- History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States--Religious History--Christianity
United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783.
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Williamsburg (Va.)--Colonial Period--History.
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Williamsburg (Va.)--History.
Women--History--Virginia.
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs.
Yorktown (Va.)
Genres
Commonplace books
Correspondence
Diaries
Financial records
Receipts (financial records)
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
1938.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. 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. 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.
Acquisition Note
The materials in this collection were donated to William & Mary Special Collections Research Center in batches by numerous generous friends and family members of the Tucker-Coleman family  between 1938 and 1995. The bulk of the collection was donated to William & Mary in batches between 1938 and 1966 by Mr. and Mrs. George P. Coleman, and the collection has continued to grow since from ongoing donations made by Janet C. Kimbrough and by various additional generous donors. Some materials in this collection have also been purchased by William & Mary Special Collections Research Center.
Other Formats
Microfilm copy available at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, or by inter-library loan.
Related Materials

A list of theses and dissertations created from accessing the Tucker-Coleman Papers can be obtained at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

1995.01  John Quincy Adams to St. George Tucker Letter.

2005.21  St. George Tucker to Joseph Cabell Letters

2006.26  St. George Tucker to Matthew Carey Letter

2001.19 and 2002.63  Cynthia Barlowe Collection (Williamsburg items via WHRA)

2008.238 Tucker-Brown Seven Generations Genealogy Chart

Preferred Citation
Tucker-Coleman Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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