James Hack Tuke

1819-1896; b. York; ed. Quaker School; joined family tea and coffee business; joined bank, 1852; accompanied William Edward Foster to Ireland to distribute famine relief, 1845-49; contracted fever working with refugees in York, 1848; returned to Ireland, 1881-82, to administer government fund for emigrants to US; distributed seed potatoes, 1885-86; instigated creation of Congested districts Board, 1889-90; wrote ‘Peasant Proprietors at Home’, in Nineteenth Century (1880); Achill and West of Ireland, Report of the Distribution of the Seed Potato Fund (1886); and The Condition of Donegal (1889). DIH

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