Williamson S. Stuckey Jr. collection

Williamson S. Stuckey Jr. collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Williamson S. Stuckey Jr. collection
Dates: 1779-1887
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3376

Biographical/Historical Note

Williamson S. Stuckey Jr. was born in Eastman, Dodge County, Georgia, on May 25, 1935. He graduated from Woodward Academy in 1952 and the University of Georgia in 1956. He became the president of Stuckey's Stores from 1958 to 1966 and was president of Stuckey's Pecan company the same years. He was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives for Georgia from 1967-1977, and he was also the chairman of Stuckey's Corporation from 1985 to the present. He is a resident of Eastman, Georgia.

He collected historical documents from famous figures, ranging from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Alexander Stephens. These are all great historical figures in American history - influential, powerful, prominent. The documents they have written and signed show their signatures and their impact on American history.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters and documents bearing the signatures of Jefferson Davis, John Hancock, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, and Alexander H. Stephens. Also included are an etching of Andrew Jackson and engravings of Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 -- Autographs
Engravings (prints)
Etchings (prints).
Generals--Confederate States of America--Autographs.
Hancock, John, 1737-1793 -- Autographs
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Autographs
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Autographs
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Autographs
Politicians--United States--Autographs.
Signatures (names)
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Autographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Williamson S. Stuckey Jr. collection. MS 3376. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter from Jefferson Davis to Capt. John H. Martin thanking him for a cane, January 9, 1887
2List of weapons, vinegar, pork, etc. for Mr. Osborn of the committee of Wars, with signature of John Hancock, undated
3Order signed by Andrew Jackson directing the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to respite of Philander R. Broad and etching of Jackson, Febuary 18, 1837
4Document signed by Thomas Jefferson appointing John Allison Lt. Col. of the 1st State Regiment of Infantry in the Commonwealth of Virginia and engraving of Jefferson, July 23, 1779
5Partial document signed by Robert E. Lee certifying articles were received for the improvement of the harbor of St. Louis and engraving of Lee, 1838
6Letter from Alexander H. Stephens to Thomas Gilbert of Columbus, Georgia regarding the book Miscellanies of Georgia, September 8, 1874