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The Hudson Stuck Collection

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: P109

Scope and Contents

Collection contains mostly correspondence, biographical material and publications about Stuck.


  • Majority of material found within 1863 - 1920


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Biographical / Historical

He was born in Paddington, London, England on November 11, 1863. Stuck was educated at King's College, London. In 1885 he came to the United States and became an acting principal in the public schools of San Angelo, Texas. In 1889 he entered the Theological Department of the University of the South. He was ordained deacon on Aug. 7, 1892, and priest on Nov. 30, 1892. Stuck served as rector of Grace Church, Cuero, Texas, from 1892 to 1894, and as dean of St. Matthew's Cathedral, Dallas, from 1894 to 1904. Casting himself as the social conscience of North Texas, Stuck preached and practiced a "muscular Christianity" that called all individuals to be their brothers' keepers. His sermons and newspaper articles raised every conceivable issue from lynching and what later came to be called gun control to the need for recreational areas. He had no use for men who had "little time for anything but making money" and routinely told them so. His more tangible accomplishments included the founding of a night school for millworkers, a home for indigent women, and St. Matthew's Childrens' Home. Stuck pioneered and helped bring to fruition in 1903 the first state law to curb the "indefensible abuse" of child labor in Texas. After his resignation from St. Matthew's, Stuck became Archdeacon of the Yukon in the Missionary District of Alaska. During his ministry in Alaska he explored the territory extensively and published several articles and books describing his journeys. These publications included A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast (1920), which described the first ascent of Denali, the highest peak in North America, and The Alaskan Missions of the Episcopal Church (1920). Also noted as a defender of the region's indigenous people, Stuck emphasized the value of education for integrating native Alaskans into the emerging culture of the territory. He died of pneumonia in Fort Yukon, Alaska on October 10, 1920. -Adapted from the Dictionary of the Episcopal Church and The Texas State Historical Society


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