Guide to the Papers of the Tuck Family


MS 1669

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Collection Summary

Tuck Family
Papers of the Tuck Family
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 1669
0.18 metres (1 archives box)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of the Tuck Family, National Library of Australia, MS 1669, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Letter, Joshua Grant to his brother-in-law Thomas Tuck, Elizabeth St. Melbourne, August 1853 (Item 1)

Joshua has just seen his sister Margaret, Thomas Tuck's wife, and her children leave for Australia. 4 pp. [1 p. T.S.], letter incomplete.

Letter, Joshua Grant to his sister, Mrs T.J. Tuck, now living in Elizabeth St. Melbourne, March 1854 (Item 2)

Mentions a little of sailing conditions, and those of the colony, met by Margaret; comparative prices of bread in Australia and England, the price of renting a house in the colony. Talks a great deal of the different kinds of mail between Aust. and Eng., how long they take and the prices. Discusses the political situation in Europe, eve of Crimea? War, 1854. 8 pp. [4 pp t.s.].

Letter, Harriet Bedding to Mrs Tuck, December 1854 (Item 3)

Semi-illiterate. 2 pp [1 p t.s.].