A Guide to the St. George Tucker Collection, 1771-1821 St. George Tucker Collection MS 1942.4

A Guide to the St. George Tucker Collection, 1771-1821

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1942.4


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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1942.4
St. George Tucker Collection 1771-1821
Physical Characteristics
1 volume and 41 pieces.
Tucker, St. George
On site.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

St. George Tucker Collection, , Manuscript #MS 1942.4, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift and purchase, 1942-1967.

Biographical Information

Tucker was a Revolutionary soldier, author, lawyer, and judge, of Port Royal, Bermuda, and Williamsburg, Va. Came to Virginia in 1771 to attend the College of William and Mary, remained, and established close personal or social connections with many of the leading Virginia families. Married first Frances (Bland) Randolph, and second, Lelia (Skipwith) Carter.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous items including Tucker's poetry copybook, with his poems and those of Nathaniel Tucker (1750-1807), and Frances Lelia Coalter (1803-1821); also, six letters to John Page, 1789-1801, discussing personal matters and current politics; business papers for 1818; certificate of appointment of Tucker as U. S. District Court Judge, 11 February 1789; letters to Tucker from Peter Pelham, Jr. and Henry Tazewell; Tucker's letters to Mathew Carey, Robert Wash, and the Standing Committee of the '76 Association, Charleston, S. C.; and a letter from Anne Frances Tucker Coalter to John Randolph, 1798 May 27.


The items are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms


  • Barksdale, Nelson
  • Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839
  • Coalter, Anne Frances Bland Tucker, 1779-1813
  • Coalter, Frances Lelia, 1803-1821
  • Coalter, Frances Lelia, 1803-1821, Poetry
  • Page, John, 1744-1808
  • Pelham, Peter, Jr.
  • Randolph, John, 1773-1833
  • Tazewell, Henry, 1753-1799
  • Tucker, Nathaniel, 1750-1807
  • Tucker, Nathaniel, 1750-1807, Poetry
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827, Correspondence
  • Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827, Poetry
  • Wash, Robert, 1790-1856
  • Corporate Names:

  • '76 Association. Standing Committee
  • United States. District Court (Virginia : Eastern District)
  • Subjects:

  • Judges - Selection and appointment
  • Poetry
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States - History - Revolution - 1775-1783

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States - History - Revolution - 1775-1783