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), and John Randolph of Roanoke (commonplace book is in box 64B), 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.
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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 1 of the Tucker-Coleman Thomas Jefferson letters.
See the Finding Aid/Inventory (below) for updated information about some of the boxes in the collection. Former boxes 62 - 74 are part of Series 3 and renumbered boxes 1 - 22.
The PDF versions of this inventory must be viewed in sections.
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.
MS 00007 Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington Coleman Papers
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