fonds TAY - Tuke Taylor Papers

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Tuke Taylor Papers


  • 1765-1954 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.05 cubic metres

3 boxes

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Biographical history

The Tuke Taylor family originated with the marriage of Emma Priscilla 'Emmie' Tuke, the daughter of William Murray Tuke and his wife Emma Williams, to Douglas Day Taylor in 1879. William Murray Tuke was the son of Samuel Tuke, the York Quaker philanthropist.

The couple lived at Ware in Hertfordshire and had two sons, Henry Douglas Taylor and Cuthbert Tuke Taylor. Douglas Day Taylor was the director of a malting business, the 'British Diamalt Company.'

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1991.

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Scope and content

Family papers including birth certificates, Quaker marriage certificates, probate records, and memorial cards, 1837-20th century; letters to William Murray Tuke, Emma Williams Tuke, and their children, 1846-1894; letters to Cuthbert Tuke Taylor, 1936, 1953; notebooks relating to angling, poetry, and family history, 1841-1880; scrapbook inscribed ‘Emmie P. Tuke,’ including lists and photographs of pupils of the Mount School, York, sketches, programmes, handbills and news cuttings, 1870-1882; printed items, including a book inscribed to Sarah Tuke by Elizabeth Fry, 1831, programmes for special events at Bedford College for Women, 1913, 1931, order of service for the funeral of William Favill Tuke, 1940, ‘A Sketch of the Life of William Tuke,’ c.1930s, and a pamphlet on The Retreat, 1946; printed pedigrees concerning the Tuke, Scott, Favell. Hack and Mennell families, c.1873-1908; original and photocopied sketches and prints, 1820s-20th century; notes and calculations regarding the production and strength of beer, 1837-1943; printed plan of the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, 1849; photocopies of correspondence, papers, paintings and photographs relating to the Tukes and associated families, including letters to Emma Williams Tuke, c.1845-1949, letters and papers relating to a missionary tour to the Channel Islands and Northern France led by William Forster and involving Henry Tuke, 1844, 1854, Tuke and Scott family paintings, c.1780-c.1915, Tuke family miniatures, c.1820-c.1900, Tuke family photographs, c.1845-1914, article, ‘Women in Public Life – V. Education,’ by Margaret Janson Tuke, 1919.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The Tuke Family Collection is also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

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Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 12.06.15.




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