Diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker

Diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Tucker, Henry H., (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898
Title: Diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker
Dates: 1854-1875
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3121

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Education, Higher--Georgia.
Mercer University.
Tucker, Henry H., (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898
University of Georgia. -- Presidents

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Diaries of Henry Holcombe Tucker, MS 3121. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1854
2Diary, 1855
3Diary, 1859
4Diary, 1875