Tucker, Beverley R., papers Beverley R. Tucker papers MSS 14791

Beverley R. Tucker papers MSS 14791


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Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4110
URL: https://small.library.virginia.edu/

Gabrielle Patterson and Sharon Defibaugh

Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Identification
MSS 14791
Title
Beverley R. Tucker papers1886-1973
URL:
https://archives.lib.virginia.edu/ark:/59853/193
Quantity
1 Cubic Feet
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions for this collection.

Preferred Citation

Beverley R. Tucker Papers, 1886-1973, MSS 14791, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by the University of Virginia Special Collections Library from Crown Collectibles, Chesterfield, Virginia, on July 31, 2009.


Biographical / Historical

Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker (Dr. Tucker), born 1874, was a medical doctor who practiced in Virginia, establishing a psychiatric clinic in Richmond in 1912 that continues to operate today. He married Elsie Boyd, daughter of Virginian confederate veteran Robert Boyd and his wife Mary Boyd (née Carrington). Together they had four children, Weir Mitchell, Mary Hannah, Elsie Boyd, and Beverley Randolph Tucker II. He died in 1945. Beverley Randolph Tucker II (Tucker II) was born July 19, 1916. He graduated UVa in 1940. He was the president of Beta Theta Phi and a fighter pilot in WWII who obtained the rank of Major. He went on to be president of Virginia Buckingham Slate Corporation. He died on January 6, 1973.

Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann was the wife of Beverley Randolph Tucker II, and later John Pierce Cann Jr. after Tucker II passed away. Born on January 15, 1917, she was the daughter of James Turner Sloan and Louise Williams Sloan. She attended St. Catherine's School and Gunston Hall in Washington D.C.. She and Tucker II had three children together: Beverley Randolph Tucker II, Thomas Tudor Tucker, and Elizabeth Austin Tucker. She died on July 27, 2002.

In addition to the collection itself, some information is sourced from online sites such as findagrave.com, confederatevets.com and babel.hathitrust.org.

Information on Beverley Randolph Tucker II's matriculation date from the University of Virginia came from Corks and Curls.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, other documents, and photographs pertaining to Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker, his son Beverley Randolph Tucker II, and their families, most prominently being Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann, wife of Beverley Randolph Tucker II.

This collection also includes two 1886 business letters of Confederate veterans Robert Boyd and Andrew Easley. There is also a small group of World War II letters of Beverley Randolph Tucker II, including a fundraising letter from the Thomas Jefferson Z Society at the University of Virginia. Many of the photographs are of unidentified family members. Photographs are general sorted topically- babies, portraiture, vacation or social gatherings scenes, buildings/architecture/landscape, photographs with dogs, negatives (in insert). In the very back, behind the negatives is an envelope containing a lock of hair most likely from Elsie Boyd (the wife of Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Cann, Elizabeth Sloan (Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann), 1917-2002
  • Correspondence
  • Courtship
  • Tucker family
  • Tucker, Beverley R., Dr. (Beverley Randolph Tucker), 1874-1945
  • Tucker, Beverley Randolph, Jr., 1916-1973
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • photographs

Container List

Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker and Family, 1886 March-1968 May. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 1,
Scope and Contents

Includes insert on Correspondence to Beverley Randolph Tucker II and/or Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann

Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker and Family, ca. 1886-1968. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 2,
Scope and Contents

Missing dates, names, pages; empty envelopes

Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Beverley Randolph Tucker II, 1941 Nov-1944 Jan; [1956]; 1964 Sept. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 3,
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Beverley Randolph Tucker; includes correspondence written on the same page by both Beverley Randolph Tucker II and Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann. Includes empty envelope dated to 1959; includes insert for undated correspondence

Archival Resource Key: Correspondence between Beverley Randolph Tucker II and Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (1 of 3 folders), 1936 Nov- 1938 Nov. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 4,
Scope and Contents

This particular folder doesn't include correspondence from Elizabeth

Archival Resource Key: Correspondence between Beverley Randolph Tucker II and Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (2 of 3 folders), 1939 March-1941 Sept; 1945 June-1945 July. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 5,
Archival Resource Key: Correspondence between Beverley Randolph Tucker II and Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (3 of 3 folders), Undated. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 6,
Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (1 of 4 folders), 1932 Aug-1936 March. box: 1, Mixed Materials [X031746814] folder: 7,
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with some individuals lacks their full names

Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (2 of 4 folders), 1936 April-1937 May. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 1,
Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (3 of 4 folders), 1938 Jan-1942 Feb; 1968 July. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 2,
Archival Resource Key: Correspondence of Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (4 of 4 folders), Undated. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 3,
Scope and Contents

Empty envelopes (some of which may be dated), missing dates

Archival Resource Key: Miscellaneous Papers of Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker and Family, 1840; circa 1930-1973. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 4,
Scope and Contents

Includes insert of newspapers and newspaper clippings; Includes insert of papers of Beverley Randolph Tucker II and/or Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann (which includes a newspaper clipping)

Archival Resource Key: Photographs (1 of 3 folders), Undated. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 5,
Archival Resource Key: Photographs (2 of 3 folders), Undated. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 6,
Archival Resource Key: Photographs (3 of 3 folders), Undated. box: 2, Mixed Materials [X031746815] folder: 7,
Scope and Contents

Includes insert for negatives; Includes envelope labeled 'My dear mother's hair', containing what is likely the hair of Elsie Boyd (Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker's wife)