Tucker Family Papers

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      GB 161 MSS. Don. b. 16-28, c. 101-34
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      47 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of the Tucker family, including correspondence, accounts and deeds. The collection also includes some papers of the Gollop, Steward and Browne families.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Tucker of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (d 1737) was an MP. His two sons were John Tucker (1701-79), MP, and Richard Tucker (1704-77). His father was Edward Tucker (d 1707), a sectarian, who assumed the pseudonym 'Man of Love'. Edward Tucker MP, and his son Richard consecutively held the office of surveyor of His Majesty's quarries in Portland, 1714-77. John Tucker was also cashier to the treasurer of the navy, 1744-9.

The Gollop family was allied to the Tucker family by marriage. The Steward family were heirs of the Tuckers. The Browne family were heirs of the Tucker, Gollop, and Steward families.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought and given by the Friends of the Bodliean, 1969-70.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38674-720.