FREDERICK BOOTH-TUCKER - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 04/02/1900 - HFSID 40143
FREDERICK BOOTH-TUCKER. AQS: "Frederick de L. Booth Tucker/The Salvation Army". In full: "'The Cross & the Crowd.'", 5½x3. Dated: "(Apr. 2, 1900.)" at lower left margin. Frederick St.
Sale Price $162.00
FREDERICK BOOTH-TUCKER. AQS: "Frederick de L. Booth Tucker/The Salvation Army". In full: "'The Cross & the Crowd.'", 5½x3. Dated: "(Apr. 2, 1900.)" at lower left margin. Frederick St. George de Lautour Tucker (1853-1929), born to William Thornhill Tucker, a Deputy Commissioner in the Indian Civil Service, married Emma Booth, the daughter of Salvation Army founder William Booth, in 1888 and changed his name to Booth-Tucker. Booth-Tucker, who had joined the Salvation Army while on a trip to London in 1881, led a group of the organization's pioneers to India in 1882, becoming known as "Fakir Singh". Booth-Tucker and Emma returned to London in 1891 to serve as Commissioners of Foreign Affairs. Booth-Tucker, who would later serve as Territorial Commissioner in the U.S. (1896-1904), Foreign Secretary in London (1904-1907), Special Commissioner for India and Ceylon (1907-1919) and traveling Commissioner until his retirement in 1924, wrote a number of songs, poems and books, including a two-volume biography of Catherine Booth, the wife of the Salvation Army's founder, and was the first editor of the Salvation Army's magazine, "The Officer" (1893). Lightly creased. ¼-inch tear at upper blank margin. Slightly soiled at right margin, touching 3 words of writing. Overall, fine condition.
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