The Victorian members of the Tuckett family (also: Fox Tuckett), first found through the Frenchay Village Museum website, are surprising prolific producers of words and illustrations. Happy will be the next solitary day that can be spent among them.
The above link brings one the DIARY of Mariana Fox Tuckett, kept during the period of December 1857 to March 1859 [tis is a Word document]. The same webpage offers up links to so many other mouth-watering diaries. Several, from the 1840s by Frederick Tuckett, relate to New Zealand. Earlier journals relate his adventures in America (1829-1830) and Europe (1833-1834). You will also find some LETTERS as well as a photo.
Francis Tuckett is represented by a travel diary, through Germany and Belgium, in 1824 [this is a Word document]. Francis, a mountaineer, also can be found in a book snippet, entitled “Looking Back”.
It was the DELIGHTFUL DRAWINGS of Elizabeth Tuckett, in “Looking Back,” which made me search for her – and find that she produced a series of BOOKS (articles too) illustrated by herself. So far I have found:
- How We Spent the Summer; or a Voyage en Zig Zag (1864) [a digital representation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
- “Sketches from Pontresina,” The Cornhill Magazine (1867)
- “Sketches from Berchtesgaden and the Ziller-Thal,” The Cornhill Magazine (also 1867)
- Beaten Tracks, or Pen and Pencil Sketches in Italy, by the authoress of ‘A voyage en zigzag’ (1866)
- Pictures In Tyrol and Elsewhere, by the author of ‘A voyage en zigzag’ (1867)
Here’s a sampling of the illustrations from Beaten Tracks: