Henry Theodore Tuckerman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Henry Bhatiae Tuckerman
Henry Theodore Tuckerman - Brady-Handy.jpg
Born (1813-08-20)August 20, 1813
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died December 17, 1871(1871-12-17) (aged 58)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Writer, essayist, critic
Relatives Charles Keating Tuckerman (brother)
Edward Tuckerman (cousin)
Samuel Parkman Tuckerman (cousin)
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (cousin)


Henry Theodore Tuckerman (April 20, 1813 – December 17, 1871) was an American writer, essayist and critic.

Early life[edit]

Henry Theodore Tuckerman was born on April 20, 1813 in Boston, Massachusetts to Henry Harris Tuckerman (1783–1860) and Ruth Lyman Keating (1787–1823). His parents had the following children: Elizabeth Tuckerman Heath (d. 1847), Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Lucy Keating Tuckerman (1820–1880), Ruth Keating Tuckerman (1821–1896), and Charles Keating Tuckerman (1821–1896).[1] His sister Ruth married Rudolph Bunner, Jr. (1813–1875), the son of Rudolph Bunner (1779–1837), a U.S. Representative from New York.

His first cousins included Edward Tuckerman (1817–1886), the botanist, Samuel Parkman Tuckerman (1819–1890), the composer, and Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821–1873), the poet.[2]


He was a sympathetic and delicate critic, with a graceful style. He wrote extensively both in prose and verse. He traveled extensively in Italy, which influenced his choice of subjects in his earlier writings. These include The Italian Sketch-book (1835); Isabel, or Sicily: A Pilgrimage (1839); two volumes of verse, Poems (1851) and "A Month In England" 1854. and <Richard Bentley publishers ></ref>A Sheaf of Verse (1864); Thoughts on the Poets (1864); The Criterion, or the Test of Talk About Familiar Things (1866); The Book of the Artists (1867); Leaves from the Diary of a Dreamer, etc. He was prominent in the literary life of New York City after 1845.

Articles that Tuckerman wrote for The Knickerbocker magazine include: Love in a Lazzaret (1838), a vignette from his travels in Italy, New York Artists (1856), Something About Wine (1858), Newport Out of Season (1858), Italia Libera (1861), Paris and Life There (1861), Obituary of John W. Francis, M.D., LL.D. (1861).

Personal life[edit]

Tuckerman died of pneumonia on December 17, 1871[3] and his funeral was held on December 20, 1871 in New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Henry Theodore Tuckerman". www.findagrave.com. Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Tuckerman, Frederick Goddard; ed. by N. Scott Momaday (1965). The Complete Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman. New York: Oxford University Press. p. xvii. 
  3. ^ "DIED". The New York Times. December 19, 1871. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Funeral of Henry T. Tuckerman". The New York Times. December 21, 1871. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 

External links[edit]