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Tuck, Edward, 1842-1938

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1842 - 1938

Edward Tuck was born on August 25, 1842 in Exeter New Hampshire. He was the son of Amos Tuck. Tuck graduated from Dartmouth College in 1862 after which he went on a "Grand Tour" of Europe. While there, he too the State Department consular examination and was assigned to the Paris consulate. He left the consulate in 1866, and joined the banking firm of John Munroe and Co., becoming a partner in 1871. Tuck invested early and heavily in railroad and was financially secure enough to retire from business at the age of 39. He and his wife moved permanently to Paris in 1889, where they devoted themselves to managing their investments and good works. Some of their philanthropies in France included the Hospital Snell, the Ecole de Menagere, and the gift of an extensive art and furniture collection to the City of Paris. During World War I, the Tucks organized relief efforts for refugees and provided comfort for thousands of French soldiers. Edward Tuck also gave back to Dartmouth College by giving the funds to create the Amos Tuck School of Business, improve the salaries of teachers, the President's House and Tuck Drive. He died in 1938.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin Brooks collection on the Life of Edward Tuck

ML-96
 Collection
Identifier: ML-96
Overview Franklin Brooks (1934-1994), associate professor of Romance Languages at Vanderbuilt University. The collection inlcudes source material including correspondence between Edward and Amos Tuck, for Brooks' biography of Edward Tuck, founder of the Amos Tuck School of Business. Some material related to Brooks and his family is also included.

Luther W. Emerson letters concerning Dartmouth College

MS-1407
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1407
Overview Luther W. Emerson (1838-1925), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1862. The collection contains letters to Edward Cowles regarding the memorial plaque in honor of the students and graduates of Dartmouth College who died in the Civil War, with mock-up of the plaque as well as two letters from Edward Tuck to Emerson regarding 50th reunion activities. Two photographs of Tuck are also included.