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Tucker Family Papers, 1839-1988

Collection of manuscripts of the Tucker family of Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, Maine

Tucker exterior
Exterior view of Castle Tucker, Wiscasset, Maine, 1908.


The Tucker family papers offer detailed documentation of everyday life in Victorian America through collections of receipts for furnishings and decorative objects still present in the Wiscasset, Maine, house. A wealth of correspondence reveals the complexities of family relationships. These papers also include letters written by Captain Tucker in which he comments on the Civil War from his perspective as a businessman with direct ties to South Carolina.

This collection contains:

  • Financial records
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Ephemera
  • Legal documents
  • Photographs

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Tucker broadside
A broadside advertising a speaking engagement for Captain Richard H. Tucker at the Union Meetinghouse in Boothbay Center, Maine, on November 2, 1861.
Group portrait
An informal group portrait of the Tucker family seated indoors, c. 1895.
Tucker Family Papers, 1839-1988