Tucker Family Bills and Correspondence
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Tucker Family Bills and Correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Tucker family
Title: Tucker Family Bills and Correspondence
Dates: 1877-1899, undated
Quantity: 1.25 linear ft.
Quantity: Extent: 1.25 linear ft. (3 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS205

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Holcombe Tucker (1819-1889) was born in Camak, Georgia on May 10, 1819. He received a B.A. from Columbian College in 1838, and practiced law and taught before becoming a Baptist minister in 1851. He served as President of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia from 1866-1871, Chancellor of the University of Georgia in Athens from 1874-1878, and editor of the Christian Index from 1878-1888. The town of Tucker, Georgia is named after him. Tucker was married twice. His first wife, a Miss West of Savannah, Georgia, died early in life. He married Sarah Stevens of Massachusetts, and the couple had two children. The Tuckers moved to Atlanta around 1880, and lived on Capitol Avenue. Through inheritance and accomplishment, Henry Tucker amassed an estate estimated at between $100,000 and $125,000.


Scope and Content Note

The majority of this collection includes monthly invoices, bills and other financial transactions initiated by Sarah Tucker after the death of her husband, Henry Holcombe Tucker. Almost all of the transactions involved businesses in downtown Atlanta. The collection provides insight into the lifestyle and monthly financial responsibilities of a wealthy widow in Atlanta during the 1890s. Included among Ms. Tucker’s purchases are groceries, dry goods, building supplies, labor, utility bills, subscriptions, coal, ice, insurance policies, a tombstone, and a horse-drawn carriage. Ms. Tucker’s financial records bear the logos and advertising of dozens of Atlanta businesses. Correspondence in the collection consists of four letters written by both Henry and Sarah Tucker to family and friends.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by company name.


Index Terms

Atlanta Gas Light Company.
Atlanta Lumber Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Machine Works (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Marble Works (Atlanta, Ga.)
Atlanta Water Works (Atlanta, Ga.)
Barker and Holleman (Atlanta, Ga.)
Burns Manufacturing Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Carter and Gillespie (Atlanta, Ga.)
Chamberlain, Johnson and Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Chattahoochee Brick Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Cole and Gentry Electric Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Constitution Publishing Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dohme and Corrigan Grocery Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dry-goods--Georgia--Atlanta
Elkin, Watson Drug Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Fitten-Thompson Hardware Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Forest View Dairy Farm (Atlanta, Ga.).
Fruitland Nurseries (Atlanta, Ga.)
George Muse Clothing Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Guimarin, Engles and Stockton (Atlanta, Ga.)
Insurance policies--Georgia--Atlanta
J.C. Bridger Coal Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Joint Stock Grocery Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Keely Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
King Hardware Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta
M. Rich and Bros. (Atlanta, Ga.)
Phoenix Planning Mill (Atlanta, Ga.)
Plumbers--Georgia--Atlanta
Potts-Thompson Liquor Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Public utilities--Georgia--Atlanta
Purity Ice Works (Atlanta, Ga.)
Rauschenberg Market Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Second Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Southern Express Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Southern Mutual Insurance Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Standard Ice Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Stocks Coal Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Stores, Retail--Georgia--Atlanta
Tucker, Henry H., (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898
Tucker, Sarah
Valley Hill Jersey Farm (Atlanta, Ga.)
Westview Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)
Widows--Georgia--Atlanta
Women--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tucker Family Bills and Correspondence, MSS 205, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta Hisotry Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mr. Honour, Cathcart Storage Company, 1968 (1968.146)

Description Control

Processed in 2007


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Abram French Company, 1893, undated
 
2American Baptist Publication Society, 1894, 1896
 
3American Notion Company, 1883
 
4Atlanta Charitable Association, 1896
 
5Atlanta Fire Department, 189-
 
6Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1889-1897
 
7Atlanta Job Shop Company, 1893
 
8Atlanta Journal, 1889-1897
 
9Atlanta Lumber Company, 1893
 
10Atlanta Machine Works, Manufacturers of Ice Machines, 1896
 
11Atlanta Marble Works, 1893
 
12Atlanta Saw Works, 1894
 
13Atlanta Water Works, 1889-1897
 
14Austen and Boylston, Manufacturers and Dealers in Long Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber, 1891
 
15W.C.H Badger and Company, 1893
 
16Barker and Holleman, 1890-1896
 
17W.S. Bell, Lumber, Shingles, Laths and Builders Hardware, 1889
 
18Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company, 1897
 
19Bohnfeld, C., Cabinetmaker, 1899
 
20Booth and Thomas, Central Market, 189-
 
21Bowen, J.B., Plumber and Glass Fitter, 1892-1897
 
22Bowie, John R. and Company, General Insurance Agents, 1891,1894
 
23J.C. Bridger Coal Company, 1891-1892
 
24Brown, George M., Fire Insurance and Loans, 1893
 
25Bucher, J.C., Seed Store, 1891-1897
 
26Burns Manufacturing Company, 1897
 
27Butcher and Wingate, Plumbers and Steam Fitters, 1892-1893
 
28Calhoun, W.L., Ordinary, 1889
 
29Campbell, R.O., Dealer in Domestic Anthracite and Steam Coal, 1893
 
30Carter and Gillespie, Electrical Supplies, 1897
 
31Central Bank Block Association, 1893
 
32Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia, 1893, undated
 
33Chamberlain, Johnson and Company, Dry Goods, 1892-1897
 
34Chattahoochee Brick Company, 1893-1896
 
35Chattanooga Roof and Paving Company, 1889
 
36The Christian Index, 1889
 
37City Engineer’s Office, Atlanta, Georgia, 1892-1897
 
38City of Atlanta, Office of Commissioner of Public Works, 1896
 
39City Tax Collector, Atlanta, Georgia, 1889-1896
 
40The Clarke Hardware Company, 1892-1894
 
41Cole and Gentry Electric Company, 1893
 
42Commissioner of Public Works, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895-1896
 
43Constitution Publishing Company, 1889-1896
 
44Cooksey and Murphy, Improved Artificial Stone Markets, 1893
 
45Cooledge, F.J. and Brother, Paint and Varnish Makers, 1892- 1897
 
46Crankshaw, Charles, Diamonds, Jewelry and Silverware, 1894, 1896
 
47Crawford and Purtell, Dealers in Western Meats, 1894
 
48Daniel, J.C. and I. Daniel, Dealers in Boots, Shoes, Leather, Shoe Findings, Etc., 1891
 
49Day, S.W., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Ice, Fish, Oysters, and Game, 1893
 
50Department of Buildings, City of Atlanta, 1897
 
51Dohme and Corrigan Grocery Company, 1891-1894
 
52Dougherty, D.H. and Co., Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, 1891-1894
 
53Douglas, Thomas and Davison, Dry Goods, 1896
 
54Dunning and Son, 1897, undated
 

Box

Fldr

21East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway, 1893
 
2Elkin, Watson Drug Co., 1891-1894
 
3The Emery Market Company, Ice, Fish, Oysters, Etc., 1891- 1896
 
4Erskine, William, Importer and Jobber of Irish and Scottish Linen, 1897
 
5Fire Association of Philadelphia, 1896
 
6Fitten-Thompson Hardware Co., 1894-1896
 
7Forest View Dairy Farm, 1891-1892
 
8J.H. Foster, Groceries, Feed and Vegetables, 1889-1897
 
9Fruitland Nurseries, 1896
 
10Fuller and Besse, Munfacturers of Ladies’, Misses’and Children’s Custom Boots and Shoes, 1892, 1897
 
11Fulton County Tax Collector’s Office, 1891-1897
 
12Georgia Railroad Company, 1894
 
13Glenn and Slaton, Law Office, 1892
 
14Guimarin, Engles and Stockton, Plumbers, 1891-1893
 
15High, J.M. and Company, Dry Goods, 1891-1897
 
16Hillyer and Lee, Counsellors at Law, 1893
 
17Hirsch Brothers, Clothing Lenders, 1893
 
18Hopkins, Jno L. and Sons, Attorneys at Law, 1893
 
19Hotel Saint Simon, 1897
 
20Hunnicutt and Bellingrath Company, Manufacturers and Dealers in Stoves, Tinware and Furnishing Goods, 1889-1897
 
21Ivey Leaf Market, 1891
 
22Johns and Bailey, Architectural Street Metal Workers, 1896
 
23Johnson, J.W., Dealer Exclusively in Western Beef, Pork, Mutton, and Sausage, 1896-1899
 
24Joint Stock Grocery Company, 1896
 
25Jones, Charles, House Furnishing Hardware, 1892
 
26Jones, McDuffee and Stratton, Pottery, Glass and Lamp Merchants, 1893
 
27C.J. Kamper Company, Staple and Fine Groceries, 1896-1897
 
28Keely Company, Dry Goods, 1894-1897
 
29Kennesaw Council No.215, 1889
 
30Kimball, J.C., Dealer in Hill Patent and Other Sliding Blinds, 1889,1891
 
31King Hardware Company, 1893-1897
 
32Kneip, Fred, Importer of Precious Stones, 1891
 
33Kreis, J., Dealer in Fresh Meats and Sausages, 1894
 
34Liddell and Johnson, Railroad Contractors, 1892
 
35Liebermann and Kaufmann, Trunks and Traveling Bags, 1892
 
36Liffs, M., 1892
 
37Lipes, M. Builder and Contractor, 1891-1892
 
38Lippincott Co., 1892
 
39Little, W.W., Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, 1891- 1892
 
40Locke, Ed., Practical Tin Roofer, 1892
 
41Maier and Volberg, Manufacturers of Tents, Awnings and Mattresses, 1896
 
42Mauck, M. M., Wall Paper and Painters’ Supplies, 1892-1893
 
43Mayson, T.C., The Grocer, 1889
 
44McAfee and Son, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Coal, Wood and Kindling, 1896-1897
 
45McDuffie, B.F., Contractor and Builder, 1892-1894
 
46McNeal, E.W., Wall Papers, Room Moldings, and Hooks, 1894
 
47The Merchants Bank, 1885
 
48Miller, Andrew J. and Son, Furniture, Carpets, Mattings, and Window Shades, 1891
 
49Miller, William C., Painter, Decorator and Interior Finisher, 1897
 
50Moncrief- Dowman Co, Manufacturers of Galvanized Iron and Copper Cornices, Metal Skylights, 1897
 
51Georgia Muse Clothing Co, 1891-1897
 
52Officer of Receiver of Taxes, Philadelphia, PA, 1891-1892
 
53Norcross Butter and Cheese Manufacturing Company, 1897
 

Box

Fldr

31Palmer, R.L., Druggist, 1894
 
2Park and Tilford, 1894-1897
 
3Patillo, W.P., Agt. Fire Insurance, 1892-1897
 
4Phillips, Wellborn, Baker, and Co., Dry Goods, Notions and Cloaks, 1897
 
5Phillips, I., Manufacturer and Dealer in Superior Surgical Instruments, 1893
 
6Phoenix Planning Mill, Manufacturers of Sash, Doors and Blinds, 1896-1897
 
7Potts and Potts, Wholesale Liquors, 1893-1894
 
8Potts-Thompson Liquor Company, 1894-1897
 
9Purity Ice Works, 1897
 
10Rauschenberg Market Co., 1897
 
11Ray and Son, Practical Tin and Sheet Iron Workers, 1892-1893
 
12Reynolds, W.W., Sign Painter, 1897
 
13Rich, M. and Bros, Dry Goods, Carpet and Furniture, 1889-1896
 
14Rosetti, Portraits, 1894
 
15Sciple Sons, Manufacturers of Snow Flake Lime, 1892-1897
 
16Seaboard Air Line, 1894
 
17Second Baptist Church, For Pew Rent, 1889-1894
 
18Slater, A.J., Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, 1897
 
19Smith, E.J., Dealer in Western Meats, 1894
 
20Smith, J.C., Wood and Coal Dealer, 1892-1894
 
21Smith, W.P. and Co., Dealer in Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, 1893
 
22Snyder, C.R., Sliding Blinds, Venetian Blinds, Rolling Partitions, 1896-1897
 
23Southern Express Co., 1893-1897
 
24Southern Mutual Insurance Co., 1891-1897
 
25Southern Plumbing and Tinning Co., 1897
 
26Spence, N.C., Manufacturer of First-Class Carriages, Buggies, 1891
 
27Standard Ice Co., 1896-1897
 
28State of Georgia, Tax Collector’s Office, 1888
 
29State Savings Bank of Georgia, undated
 
30Steinhauer, Plumbing, Gas and Steam Fitting, 1893
 
31Stevens. J.P. and Brothers, Diamonds, Watches and Art Goods, 1891
 
32Stocks Coal Co., 1893-1897
 
33Stockton and Kuhrt, Plumbers, Steam and Gas Fitters, 1893
 
34Stony Brook Herd Jersey Cattle, 1889
 
35Taylor, Thomas M., Scale Expert and Dealer in Scales, 1891
 
36Thomas, D.L., Fine Fresh and Smoked Meats, 1889, undated
 
37Thompson, Joseph, Distiller and Wholesale Liquor Dealer, 1892-1893, undated
 
38Thornton’s Bookstore, 1889
 
39Traynham and Ray, Dealers in and Manufacturers of Lumber, Doors, Sash and Blinds, 1892-1897
 
40Tye, J. and Co., Sausage Manufacturers, 1892-1896
 
41Unidentified, 1892-1897, undated
 
42United States Express Co., 1899
 
43Valley Hill Jersey Farm, 1892-1897
 
44Walker, Sam, Picture Frame Maker, 1893
 
45Walsh and McAlpin, Dealers in Granite, Architectural, Monumental and Cut Work, 1891
 
46Westview Cemetery, 1889
 
47West View Floral Co., 1897
 
48Whitner, Jno A. and Co., Insurance Agents, 1893
 
49Williams, G.O.and Brothers, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, Coal, Wood, Lime, 1893, 1897
 
50Wingate and Mell, Sheet Metal Workers, 1892
 
51Wood and Beaumont Stove and Furniture Co., 1892-1897
 
52Woodward Lumber Co., 1896
 
53Young Men’s Library Association, 1891
 
54Correspondence, Mrs. G. Walker to Mrs. S. A. Tucker, 1896, undated
 
55Correspondence, Pope Barrow to H. H. Tucker, 1879
 
56Correspondence, Mr. H. H. Tucker to “My Dear Mother,”, undated
 
57Correspondence, C. M. Husbands, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 1877