Emma, Frederick and Minnie Booth-Tucker


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 2133 BT
Held at: Salvation Army International Heritage Centre
Domain: archival
Title: Emma, Frederick and Minnie Booth-Tucker
Date(s) of contents: 1868-1989
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 box

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Tucker | Emma Moss Booth- | 1860-1903 | Salvation Army Officer

Tucker | Frederick St George De Lautour Booth- | 1853-1929 | Salvation Army Officer

Tucker | Mary Booth- | 1864-1934 | nee Reid | Salvation Army Officer | alias Minnie

Administrative/Biographical history:

The fourth child of William and Catherine Booth, Emma Moss Booth was Training Home Mother, responsible for women cadets (1880-1888), and established the Cellar, Gutter and Garret Brigade to work in the London slums (1884). She was married to widower Commissioner Frederick Tucker on Tuesday April 10th 1888 at Clapton by The General. After the marriage they took the surname Booth-Tucker and worked together in India until 1891, when they came to London as commissioners for Foreign Affairs. In 1896, they were appointed joint Territorial Commanders, United States. In 1903, while travelling from Kansas City to Chicago, Emma Booth-Tucker was seriously injured in a train crash, and died shortly afterwards, while continuing the journey on a relief train.

Following Emma's death, Frederick Booth-Tucker worked as Foreign Secretary, International Headquarters (1904-1907); Special Commissioner for India and Ceylon (1907-1919); and Travelling Commissioner until his retirement in 1924. In 1906, he was married for the third time to Minnie Reid. He was the first editor of The Officer magazine and was admitted to the Order of the Founder in 1920, India. He died in Stoke Newington, London, on 17 July 1929.

Out of Polmont, Mary Reid, known as Minnie, acted as secretary to Lucy Booth from 1887 to 1889. As Adjutant she worked at Headquarters (1889-1891); Brighton Division (1891-1892); Cardiff (1892-1893); Belgium (1893-1895). As Major, she worked in Switzerland 1895-1899), then as Brigadier in Rheinland, Belgium (1899-1901) and Italy (1902-1905) where she became Lieutenant Colonel. In 1905 she was transferred to England and also worked in Ireland. She married Frederick Booth Tucker 1906. She was retired from IHQ at the time of her promotion to Glory on 7 May 1934.

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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Emma, Frederick and Minnie Booth-Tucker, relating to their work for the Salvation Army, their personal lives and their deaths.

System of arrangement:

The papers in this collection were collected from various sources over time. As no original order has survived, the records have been arranged in a logical structure as follows:

BT/1 Correspondence

BT/2 Papers

BT/3 Campaign material

BT/4 Publications and published addresses

BT/5 News cuttings

BT/6 Photographs

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Catalogue

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2013


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Evangelicals
Missionaries

Personal names
Tucker | Emma Moss Booth- | 1860-1903 | Salvation Army Officer
Tucker | Frederick Booth- | 1853-1929 | Salvation Army Officer
Tucker | Mary Booth- | 1864-1934 | nee Reid | Salvation Army Officer | alias Minnie

Corporate names
Salvation Army

Places
Ceylon
India
Sri Lanka