A Guide to the Philip Crosby Tucker III Papers, 1837-1932
Philip Crosby Tucker III’s father was Philip Crosby Tucker, Jr. (1826–1894), Confederate war veteran, pioneer Mason, Galveston lawyer, and appointed secretary of the Galveston Historical Society. Tucker and his father managed the Society from 1888 to 1894, preserving many valuable documents. Philip Crosby Tucker III inherited the minutes, records, and many materials from the Galveston Historical Society.
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Tucker, Philip Crosby, Jr."http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/ftu2.html (accessed June 17, 2010).
The Philip Crosby Tucker III Papers, 1837-1932, contain letters, minutes, court records, lists, rosters, a ship's log, a scrapbook, literary productions, and newspaper clippings from the Galveston Historical Society. The papers relate to "History of Galveston" and other literary productions, lists of lots on Galveston Island with names of original purchasers, roster of Galveston Fusiliers and incomplete minutes of the organization, log of the steamship Lafitte, scrapbook of news clippings of biographies of early Texans, Galveston Historical Society minutes, wharves in Galveston, Galveston County Court records, and court action of Forbes vs. Labadie (1866).
This collection is open for research use.
Philip Crosby Tucker III Papers, 1837-1932, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers