|Creator:||Tucker, Henry H., (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898|
|Title:||Diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
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 University, 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.
The collection consists of four diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker, dating 1854, 1855, 1859 and 1875, which detail his activities and career, and include an autobiographical sketch. The volumes are narrow quartos, with original leather spines and marbled boards, containing approximately 450 pages plus blanks.
Arranged in chronological order.
Diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker, MS 3121. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.