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Beverley R. Tucker papers

Identifier: MSS 14791

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, other documents, and photographs pertaining to Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker, his son Beverley Randolph Tucker II, and their families, most prominently being Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann, wife of Beverley Randolph Tucker II.

This collection also includes two 1886 business letters of Confederate veterans Robert Boyd and Andrew Easley. There is also a small group of World War II letters of Beverley Randolph Tucker II, including a fundraising letter from the Thomas Jefferson Z Society at the University of Virginia. Many of the photographs are of unidentified family members. Photographs are general sorted topically- babies, portraiture, vacation or social gatherings scenes, buildings/architecture/landscape, photographs with dogs, negatives (in insert). In the very back, behind the negatives is an envelope containing a lock of hair most likely from Elsie Boyd (the wife of Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker).


  • Creation: 1886-1973

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions for this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker (Dr. Tucker), born 1874, was a medical doctor who practiced in Virginia, establishing a psychiatric clinic in Richmond in 1912 that continues to operate today. He married Elsie Boyd, daughter of Virginian confederate veteran Robert Boyd and his wife Mary Boyd (née Carrington). Together they had four children, Weir Mitchell, Mary Hannah, Elsie Boyd, and Beverley Randolph Tucker II. He died in 1945. Beverley Randolph Tucker II (Tucker II) was born July 19, 1916. He graduated UVa in 1940. He was the president of Beta Theta Phi and a fighter pilot in WWII who obtained the rank of Major. He went on to be president of Virginia Buckingham Slate Corporation. He died on January 6, 1973.

Elizabeth Sloan Tucker Cann was the wife of Beverley Randolph Tucker II, and later John Pierce Cann Jr. after Tucker II passed away. Born on January 15, 1917, she was the daughter of James Turner Sloan and Louise Williams Sloan. She attended St. Catherine’s School and Gunston Hall in Washington D.C.. She and Tucker II had three children together: Beverley Randolph Tucker II, Thomas Tudor Tucker, and Elizabeth Austin Tucker. She died on July 27, 2002.

In addition to the collection itself, some information is sourced from online sites such as, and

Information on Beverley Randolph Tucker II's matriculation date from the University of Virginia came from Corks and Curls.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by the University of Virginia Special Collections Library from Crown Collectibles, Chesterfield, Virginia, on July 31, 2009.

Beverley R. Tucker papers
Gabrielle Patterson and Sharon Defibaugh
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States