Notes from an unpublished ms. of a contemporary of Colonel Montagu:
Dr. A.G.C. Tucker of Ashburton
Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 32 (1900), pp. 271-276.
Prepared by Michael Steer
Dr Andrew Tucker was born at Ashburton in 1778. Graduating with an LLD from St Andrew's he practiced as a solicitor in the town. He was a keen naturalist, philosopher whose 'Ornithologia Danmoniensis' attempted to improve Colonel Montagus 'Dictionary of British Birds', but was deemed so turgid and "ambitious" that it remained unpublished. After his marriage he moved to London, where he died in 1832. His son, attorney Robert Tucker succeeded his father as steward of the Clinton estate, and is recorded in Parliamentary records as holding the tithes system largely responsible for agricultural distress. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
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|Jorden, Mr W K||271|
|Newton, Professor Alfred||271|
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