Papers, 1645-1917, of the Gardiner family, the Gilmer family, the family of St. George Tucker (1828-1863) and miscellaneous other people unrelated to the Tylers, Tuckers, Gilmers, or Gardiners.
Boxes I-III contain papers (many are typescript copies) of the Gardiner family of New York. Include letters of Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, her sons David Lyon Gardiner, Alexander Gardiner and daughter Margaret Gardiner Beeckman.
Boxes IV-V contain papers, 1814-1842, of the Gilmer family of Albemarle County. Include letters of Thomas Walker Gilmer to his wife Anne E. Baker Gilmer concerning family, religion, politics, and the annexation of Texas; and speeches of Gilmer.
Box VI contains papers, 1812-1895, of St. George Tucker (1828- 1863) and his family. Includes letters, poems, speeches and literary works by Tucker as well as the sheet music, "The Southern Cross" for which Tucker wrote the lyrics.
Boxes VII-XII contain miscellaneous manuscripts, 1645-ca. 1860. Includes two letters, 1700-1701, of Francis Nicholson; copies of Revolutionary War and Civil War letters; transcripts of documents, genealogical notes and manuscript volumes (including Gardiner account books, two volumes of poems by St. George Tucker, an unidentified diary kept in a 1766 Virginia almanac; and copy of diary, 1788-1822, of Charles Copland.
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6.00 Linear Feet : 17th and early 18th century materials are photocopies.
W&M Special Collections Research Center began acquiring and collecting Tyler family papers in 1922 and the collection has grown considerably since. The vast majority of this collection was donated by generous family and friends of the Tyler family between 1922 and 2002, with the bulk of the collection being donated to in 1949 by Mrs. Sue Ruffin Tyler and in 1955 by the children of Lyon G. Tyler. Some materials in this collection were purchased by William & May's Special Collections Research Center.