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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 812

Samuel Tucker papers


Letters, accounts, ship papers, and military pensions of American navy commodore Samuel Tucker.


  • 1774-1847

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.7 linear feet (6 volumes)
Letters, accounts, instructions, logbooks, and ship's papers relating to Tucker's naval service during the Revolutionary War and to his merchant marine service after leaving the navy in 1781. Includes papers relating to Revolutionary War pensions.

Biographical / Historical

Tucker was a commodore in the American navy during the Revolutionary War.


Organized into the following series:
  1. Volume I: 1774-1779
  2. Volume II: 1779-1797
  3. Volume III: 1806-1847
  4. Volume IV: Log-books
  5. Volume V: Fragment of a letter book
  6. Volume VI: Journal on board U. S. frigate "Boston"

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Hinds and Col. S. T. Hinds; received: 1844 August.
Tucker, Samuel, 1747-1833. Samuel tucker papers, 1774-1847: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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