William Tucker commonplace book and diary, 1830 - 1839Manuscript MS-1275

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William Tucker commonplace book and diary, 1830 - 1839

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1275

Collection Dates:

1830 - 1839

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


William Tucker (1783-1839), businessman. Grandfather of Dartmouth president William Jewett Tucker. The collection contains a commonplace book and a diary.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

William Tucker's commonplace book contains thoughts on religion and morality as well as statistics. Tucker's diary records daily observations of the weather, his devotion and gratitude to God and accounts of his business dealings.


William Tucker was born in 1783. He entered Amherst in 1833, but left in order to go into business with his father and cousin. Known by the name "Squire Tucker" he was a pioneer in manufacturing and represented the town of Norwich, Connecticut in the state legislature. Tucker was the grandfather of William Jewett Tucker. He died in 1839, at the age of fifty-seven.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1830-1838

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1830-1838

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Commonplace Book containing sketches of Religious and Moral Sentiments Statistics etc.", 1830-1838
  • Folder: 2, Diary, 1832 January 1 - 1839 June 23

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