William H. Tucker Papers, 1850-1883 | East Texas Research Center

By Lisa Breeding, Pamela Palmer, 1981

Collection Overview

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ID: A/79

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers consist of correspondence, to, from and about Tucker concerning family matters, politics, the Civil War and farming.

Collection Historical Note

William Haywood Tucker was born in Alabama on April 2, 1827. He and several brothers came to Shelby County, TX in 1841 where they engaged in farming. There William married Mary Ann Duncan. In 1856 he moved the family to just north of Palestine in Anderson Co, TX where he accumulated a plantation at parker's Bluff and a place at Tucker, a village named for him. He attended the National Conventions of 1856, 1860, 1872 and 1876. Although in poor health, he served in one session of the Texas House of Representatives but died shortly after the session ended in June 1883.

("William H. Tucker Papers." Control File, East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).


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Correspondence from Tucker, 1868-1883. 5 items.

a. Letter written by W. H. Tucker in Magnolia,TX, March 19, 1868 to his wife, Ann, in Palestine, TX.

b. Letter written by W. H. Tucker on March 3, 1882, to his children. Visiting Galveston at the time for his health. On W. A. Dunklin & Co. letterhead.

c. Letter written by W. H. Tucker in Austin, 1883, with instructions about farm.

d. Letter written by W. H. Tucker on March 13, 1883, Austin, TX to his wife.

e. Letter written by W. H. Tucker on June 7, 1883 at his brother Tom's home. This letter written not long before his death.

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Correspondence to Tucker 1878-1883. 6 items.

a. Letter written to Col. W. H. Tucker on July 15, 1878 from B. F. Marquis, Palestine asking Tucker to help him get a job

b. Letter written to W. H. Tucker on March 23, 1880 from F. R. Lubbock, Austin, Treasurer, State of Texas.

c. Letter to Hon. W. H. Tucker concerning pay certificate for House of Representatives session from J. W. Boothe, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Austin April 17, 1883.

d. Letter written to W. H. Tucker by O. M. Roberts, near Austin, on April 26, 1883 concerning the planting of cotton seed. The upper left section is missing.

e. Letter written to W. H. Tucker in 1883, from John K. Donnan, Austin, TX.

f. Letter written to Col. Tucker by John H. Reagan telling of his poor health. Beginning of letter is missing.

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Correspondence to Tucker 1878-1883. 6 items.

a. Letter written to Col. W. H. Tucker on July 15, 1878 from B. F. Marquis, Palestine asking Tucker to help him get a job

b. Letter written to W. H. Tucker on March 23, 1880 from F. R. Lubbock, Austin, Treasurer, State of Texas.

c. Letter to Hon. W. H. Tucker concerning pay certificate for House of Representatives session from J. W. Boothe, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Austin April 17, 1883.

d. Letter written to W. H. Tucker by O. M. Roberts, near Austin, on April 26, 1883 concerning the planting of cotton seed. The upper left section is missing.

e. Letter written to W. H. Tucker in 1883, from John K. Donnan, Austin, TX.

f. Letter written to Col. Tucker by John H. Reagan telling of his poor health. Beginning of letter is missing.

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Correspondence not to or from Tucker, 1876-1880's. 4 items

a. Petition written on January 20, 1857 for Col. W. H. Tucker by his fellow citizens to the Hon. Thomas J. Rusk, Washington, asking for his assistance and influence in attaining some political position under the Chief Executive (James Buchanan) for Tucker.

b. Letter of introduction written by O. M. Roberts on December 31, 1876 to the two senators from Texas, S. B. Maxey and Richard Coke, to help secure a political appointment for W. H. Tucker if Tilden were elected President.

c. Letter written to Aunt Mary from her niece Mattie E. Lucky, wife of J. M. Lucky, County Judge, Shelby County, TX, inviting her to come and visit him at Center, TX July 11, 188_.

d. Letter of introduction written for Col. Tucker by F. R. Lubbock to look at some cattle, n.d.

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Miscellaneous, 1850-1883. 6 items.

a. Credentials certifying W. H. Tucker as a member of the Sam Houston Masonic Lodge, No. 32. Given to him in Shelbyville,TX on April 12, 1850.

b. Ticket issued by Starr S. Jones, railroad agent in Galveston, TX on July 4, 1872. This ticket enabled the delegates listed to travel from New Orleans to Baltimore by the Blue Mountain Route to attend the convention.

c. Railroad ticket issued to W. H. Tucker on July 10, 1872 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, also used on July 11, 1872 on the O.A.& M.R.R. by Tucker, Jones and Inanan to attend the Democratic National Convention.

d. International and Great Northern Railroad Limited Pass no. 619 issued to Col. W. H. Tucker good through December 31, 1880.

e. Missouri Pacific Railway C. Time Pass No. A-1277 issued to W. H. Tucker and family good through October 1, 1883.

f. Signature of W. J. Bryan cut from typed letter, n.d.

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Typescripts of the above items, arranged in order of McAllen Document numbers [penciled onto items].

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