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  • Papers, 1723-1901, of the Randolph and Tucker families of Charlotte, Chesterfield, and Roanoke Counties, Charlottesville and Richmond, and Williamsburg, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1770-1890. Includes correspondence, estate papers, accounts and receipts, court records, and miscellaneous items
  • The earliest correspondence in the collection are official letters addressed to Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) and Beverley Randolph (1754-1797) in their capacities as governors of Virginia. Subject include Indian disturbances in western Virginia and trade with France. The bulk of the correspondence, however, are letters written by Theodorick Bland Randolph (1771-1792) to his step-father St. George Tucker (1752-1827), Anne Evelina (Hunter) Tucker (1789-1854) to her husband Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848), and letters to them from their children Anne Evelina (Tucker) Magill (1809-1875), David Hunter Tucker (b. 1815), and John Randolph Tucker. Most of these letters concern family and personal news. Much of the later correspondence at the end of the collection are letters written to Robert Alonzo Brock in his capacity as secretary of the Southern Historical Society in Richmond, and are from J.W. Randolph & English, Richmond booksellers, publishers, and manufacturers. They concern book sales, binding orders, trades, and requests
  • The estate papers in this collection concern the estates of Philip Grymes, John C. Randolph (1742-1775) and his son John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833), and Dr. Alfred Truston Magill, and include correspondence, accounts and receipts, and inventories
  • Many of the accounts and receipts in the collection are of John Randolph of Roanoke with Major Joseph Scott of Richmond. These cover the years 1807 to 1808. There are other miscellaneous accounts of the Randolph and Tucker families as well
  • The court records relate to to the service of St. George Tucker on the Virginia General Court and Judge Henry St. George Tucker on the Virginia High Court of Appeals. There are opinions and notes of arguments, as well as correspondence written to them concerning cases that they were hearing
  • Among the miscellaneous items include as sketch of the exterior of "Cobbs" plantation in Chesterfield County, promissory notes, tax receipts, fifas, orders, poetry, clippings, and genealogical notes and charts
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Biographical or historical data
The Randolph and Tucker families were prominent residents of Virginia. John Randolph (1742-1775) married Frances Bland (1752-1788). They had Richard Randolph (1770-1796) of "Bizarre," Theodorick Randolph (1771-1792), and John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833). Following the death of the elder John Randolph, Frances (Bland) Randolph married St. George Tucker (1752-1827). He was a lawyer and judge on the Virginia General Court. He and Frances had three children: Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848), Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1784-1851), and Anne Frances Bland Tucker. Henry St. George Tucker was a member of the United States House of Representatives (1815-1819), Virginia State Senate (1819-1823), chancellor of the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Virginia (1824-1831), member of the Virginia High Court of Appeals (1831-1841) and a professor of law at the University of Virginia (1841-1845. He married Anne Evelina Hunter. They had thirteen children, including Henry St. George Tucker, Jr. (1808-1828), Anne Evelina Hunter Tucker (1809-1875) who married Dr. Alfred Thruston Magill, David Hunter Tucker (b. 1815), and John Randolph Tucker.
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Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
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