The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

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"He Gave Away Millions" accessed May 27th 2015
Andrews, Emma B. Journal on the Bedawin, Volume 19 : 1912-1913.
Andrews, Emma B. Journal on the Bedawin, Volume 12 : 1904-1905.

Biographical Text

Tuck was appointed Vice Consul to Paris by President Lincoln in 1863, and was so taken with the country that in 1866 accepted an appointment with a New York firm of international bankers, making frequent trips to France. He retired after a brief but profitable career in 1881 and established permanent residence in Paris in 1889 at the age of 47. He and his wife Julia lived at 82, Avenue des Champs-Élysées. By 1910 his fortune was enormous, and he gave away millions of dollars to his alma mater, Dartmouth College. He married the former Julia Snell in 1872, and they made their home in Paris, and in Vert Mont, a country villa outside the city. They also had a winter residence in Monte Carlo. His life was characterized by his generous philanthropic and charitable spirit.

Birth Date

August 24 1842


Exeter, New Hampshire

Death Date

April 30 1938


Philanthropist, international banker

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“Tuck, Mr. Edward,” The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, accessed August 16, 2022,