|Creator:||Tucker, Henry H., (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898|
|Title:||Henry Holcombe Tucker diary|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2431, 2436, 2440, 2441, 2458, 2474, 2484, 2524, 2531, & 2532 housed together)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a diary for the year 1857 of Henry H. Tucker. He digresses from the diary to give a rather complete genealogy of his family. The diary gives a record of his travels in Georgia plus a trip to Philadelphia to check on an inheritance plus a good bit of financial information as well as family history. Most of the entries, except for the family information, are short, informative and to the point.|
Henry H. Tucker came to Georgia in 1842. In 1846, he was admitted to the state bar, but turned to religion when his newlywed wife died. After study at Mercer, he was ordained a Baptist minister. After the war, Tucker edited the Christian Index, then was elected president of Mercer (1866-1871). During his tenure, the school moved from Penfield to Macon. After several years in Europe, Tucker returned to accept the President's post at the University of Georgia. After leaving UGA, Tucker became owner and editor of the Christian Index.
Henry H. Tucker -- University of Georgia Presidents' Exhibit, Hargrett Library http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett (Retrieved March 24, 2009)
Henry Holcombe Tucker diary. MS 2440(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.