Henry Tuke

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Henry Tuke (1755–1814) co-founded with his father, William Tuke, the Retreat asylum in York, England, a humane alternative to the nineteenth-century network of asyla, based on Quaker principles.

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]

See also[edit]


  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.