Strachan-Tuck family papers

Finding aid prepared by Gina C Giang.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Strachan-Tuck family papers
Inclusive Dates: 1783-1890
Collection Number: mssHM 75769-75841
Collector: Strachan-Tuck family
Extent: Approximately 100 items in 1 box (0.417 feet)
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This group of correspondence and miscellaneous records were assembeled by Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck of Petersburg, Virginia.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

HM 75769-75841, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Marilyn R. Lester, July 2002.

Biography

Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck (1823-1890) was the daughter of Robert Glass Strachan and Eliza H. Currie [or Curry]. Robert Glass Strachan was the third son of Dr. Alexander G. Strachan. Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck was married to George O. Tuck. The couple had five children: Roberta Strachan Tuck; George Ellison Tuck; Eliza Currie Tuck; Albert Beverly Tuck; and Mary Lane Tuck.

Scope and Content

The Strachan-Tuck family collection includes correspondence, notes, memoranda, legal documents, financial documents, and newspaper clippings. The papers primarily relate to the Tuck family’s life in Petersburg, Virginia, during the two decades before the outbreak of the American Civil War. There are a few pieces of Civil War items, including a post war invoice for $10,000 of Confederate bonds consigned for sale to a Liverpool banker.
There is a small set of letters from the early married life of Robert Glass Strachan’s mother, Sarah Field, in Williamsburg, Virginia. These three letters dating from 1783 through 1789 are in a fragmentary state and include typescripts.
Also included in this collection are three Strachan-Tuck family charts, a manuscript book of poetry inscribed by Ellyson Armistead Strachan to his niece, and business affairs of Robert Glass Strachan.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Strachan-Tuck family
Strachan, Robert Glass
Tuck, George Oliphant
Tuck, Sarah Frances (Strachan)

Subjects

Courtship -- Virginia
Families -- Virginia
Slaves -- Virginia

Geographic Areas

Petersburg (Va.) -- Religious life and customs
Petersburg (Va.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Williamsburg (Va.)

Genre

Financial records
Letters (correspondence)
Invoices
Poetry


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

1783-1890

 

HM 75769 (1783, May 2), Call, D. A.L.S. to Sarah Field

Williamsburg (Va.)
Fragile
Included: Typescript
 

HM 75770 (1784, Aug. 25), Call, D. A.L.S. to [Sarah Field]

Williamsburg (Va.)
Fragile
Included: Typescript
 

HM 75771 (1789, Jan. 19), Field, R. A.L.S. to Sally Field

Edinburg (Va.)
Fragile
Included: Typescript
 

HM 75772 (1823, Jan. 1), Mertens, John L. A.D.S. to Robert Glass Strachan

Printed form filled in
Bond given for the hire of a slave named Henry
 

HM 75773 (1831, Jan. 1), Hackley, Robert Jackson A.D.S. to Jane Strachan

Amount hire due for [Jim & Inpet--?]
 

HM 75774 (1839, Oct. 2), Strachan, Jane. Will (copy), A.D.S.

Dinwiddie County (Va.)
 

HM 75775 [1840], Stephen A.D.S. to L.C. Jordan

[List of hired slaves]
 

HM 75776 [1840], Strachan, Jane. Will, A.D.S.

Included: Jane Strachan's obituary clipping
 

HM 75777 [1840], Strachan, Jane A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Related to Jane Strachan's will
 

HM 75778 (1841), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

Groceries
 

HM 75779 (1842), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

 

HM 75780 (1843, Feb. 6), [Tuck, Sarah Frances (Strachan)]. [Devotional sentiment], A.MS.

 

HM 75781 (1843, Oct. 12), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75782 (1843, Dec. 12), [Malone?], Patrick on Robert Glass Strachan's land, D.S.

Dinwiddie County (Va.)
Printed form filled in
 

HM 75783 (1843), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

Groceries
 

HM 75784 (1845), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

Groceries
 

HM 75785 (1845), Strachan, Robert Glass A.D.S. to R.K. Meade

Torn
 

HM 75786 (1846, Oct. 1), Memo: Amount due D. May for which Deed of Trust is given, A.D.S.

 

HM 75787 (1846, Dec. 28), Strachan, Ellyson Armistead A.L.S. to "Niece"

Bound poetry collection, A.MS.
 

HM 75788 (1846-1848), Hackley, Mary Strachan. Miscellaneous accounts, A.D.S.

7 items
 

HM 75789 (1847, Feb. 20), Strachan, Robert Glass A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
 

HM 75790 (1847, Apr. 19), Lea, William A.D.S. to William M. Lea

[Lesh?] and prices of slaves
 

HM 75791 (1847, Dec. 30), Strachan, Robert G. A.D.S. to A. Whitehead

Dental operation
 

HM 75792 (1847), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

Groceries
 

HM 75793 (1847), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

 

HM 75794 [1847], Madison, W.A. A.D.S. to Robert Glass Strachan

 

HM 75795 [before 1848], Strachan, Robert Glass A.L.S. to Sarah [Frances (Strachan) Tuck]

 

HM 75796 (1848, Jan. 17), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with T.W. Bradley, A.D.S.

Textiles
 

HM 75797 (1848, Jan. 27), Strachan, Robert Glass. Account with Lea & Madison, A.D.S.

 

HM 75798 (1848, June 13), Crump, John P. A.L.S. Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Dinwiddie County (Va.)
 

HM 75799 (1848, Sep. 13), Tuck, Sarah Frances (Strachan). [Devotional sentiment], A.MS.S

 

HM 75800 [before 1850, Feb. 23], Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Courtship
 

HM 75801 [before 1850], Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75802 [before 1850], Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75803 [before 1850], Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75804 [before 1850], Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75805 [before 1850], Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75806 (1850, Mar. 5), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75807 (1850, Mar. 13), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Courtship
 

HM 75808 ([1850], July 22), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope and notecard
Courtship
 

HM 75809 (1850, July 24), Donnan, Alexander A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

 

HM 75810 (1850, July 24), Tuck, George O. and Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck. Marriage indenture (copy), A.D.S.

 

HM 75811 (1850), Tuck, Sarah Frances (Strachan). Account with David M. Bernard, A.D.

Included: Promissory note, July 7, 1847
 

HM 75812 (1851, Feb.), Hackley, Mary. Estate of Robert Glass Strachan, A.D.

 

HM 75813 (1851, Feb.), Hackley, Mary. Account with Robert Glass Strachan, A.D.

Rent
 

HM 75814 (1851, Sep. 17), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75815 (1851, Sep. 22), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75816 (1853, Sep. 13), Hackley, Mary and Sallie F. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Fredericksburg (Va.)
 

HM 75817 (1854, Oct. 16), Hackley, Mary A.L.S. to George O. Tuck

 

HM 75818 (1855, Jan. 4), [Hackley, Mary] A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

 

HM 75819 (1855, July 11), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75820 (1856, Aug. 13), Strachan, James A.L.S. to "Master"

Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75821 (1863, Jan. 7), Barker, J----? A.L.S. to "Madame"

Richmond (Va.)
 

HM 75822 (1864, Aug. 13), Tuck, Alfred Gordon. [Burial service notice], A.D.

 

HM 75823 [after 1864, Aug. 13], Madison, [Robert] L. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Warrenton (N.C.)
 

HM 75824 [after 1864, Aug. 13], [Tuck, Sarah Frances (Strachan)]. "Alfred sweet Alfred...," A.MS.

 

HM 75825 (1864, Aug. 24), Tuck, George O. A.D.S. to Bobbitt Burrows & Co.

Child's coffine & case
 

HM 75826 (1864, Sep. 7), Tuck, George E. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Warrenton (N.C.)
 

HM 75827 (1864, Sep. 11), Tuck, George O. A.D.S. to [J. Wilson?]

[Visit to infant]
 

HM 75828 (1864, Sep. 12), Tuck, Sarah Frances (Strachen) A.L.S. to George E. Tuck

With envelope
Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75829 (1864, Sep. 19), Hill, Eliza Currie (Tuck) A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Warrenton (N.C.)
 

HM 75830 (1865, May 11), Provost Marshal's Office. Certficate for George O. Tuck, D.S.

Printed form filled in
Included: George O. Tuck's burial service notice
 

HM 75831 (1865, July 16), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Brooklyn (N.Y.)
 

HM 75832 (1865, July 28), Tuck, George O. A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

With envelope
Brooklyn (N.Y.)
 

HM 75833 (1865, Sep. 18), Tuck, George O. A.D.S. to R.H. Mann

Invoice for Confederate bonds
 

HM 75834 (1865, Nov. 23), Steen, Georgia A. A.L.S. to [Robert L.] Madison

Carondelet Park (Saint Louis, Mo.)
 

HM 75835 (1866, Jan. 15), Madison, Robert L. A.L.S. to George O. Tuck and Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

 

HM 75836 (1868, Mar. 20), Mann, John A.L.S. to Sarah Frances (Strachan) Tuck

Petersburg (Va.)
 

HM 75837 [undated], Hill, Eliza Currie (Tuck) A.L.S. to George O. Tuck

 

HM 75838 [undated], Empty envelopes

15 items
 

HM 75839 [before 1890], Ephemera

Included: Obituaries, printed engraving, and dried plants
 

HM 75840 [after 1890], Genealogical tables

3 items
 

HM 75841 (1838), Receipts (financial records)

2 items