Henry Tuke

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This article is about the Quaker mental health reformist. For his great-grandson, the painter, see Henry Scott Tuke. See also Tuke family.

Henry Tuke (1755–1814) co-operated with his father, William Tuke, in the reforms at the Retreat asylum in York, England.

He was the author of several moral and theological treatises which have been translated into German and French.

He was a subscriber to the African Institution, the body which set out to create a viable, civilized refuge for freed slaves in Sierra Leone, Africa.[1]

Historic ship[edit]

The 1824 ship Henry Tuke, 365 tons, was built by Thatcher Magoun in Medford, MA, and owned by Daniel Pinckney Parker and John Chandler, Jr. It was a whaler in Warren, RI in 1846.[2]


  1. ^ Sixth Report of the Committee of the African Institution. London: African Institution. 1812.
  2. ^ Gleason, Hall (1937). Old Ships and Ship-Building Days of Medford. Medford, MA: J.C. Miller. p. 57.