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Papers of James Tucker, [ca. 1845-ca. 1929] [manuscript]
Bib ID 2076801
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Tucker, James, 1808?-1888?
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1845-ca. 1929] 
7 cm. (3 v.) + 33 cm. (1 v.) 
Summary

The four volumes comprise the following: I. Manuscript entitled "Ralph Rashleigh or the life of an exile" by Giacamo di Rosenberg (1 vol.), ca. 1845.

II and III. Typescript entitled "Ralph Rashleigh or the life of an exile by Giacamo di Rosenberg", transcribed by Charles Bertie in the 1920s (2 vols.). A letter written by G. Wren Howard of Jonathan Cape to Bertie, 4 September 1929, concerning corrections in any reprint of the novel, is included in the first volume. The manuscript was first published in London by Jonathan Cape in 1929. A new edition was edited by Colin Roderick and first published by Angus and Robertson in 1952.

IV. Original manuscripts of 'Jemmy Green in Australia' (c. 1845), a comedy in three acts, and 'The Grahame's vengeance' (c. 1845), an historical drama in three acts, by Otto von Rosenberg, bound in one volume. ('Jemmy Green in Australia' was edited by Roderick and first published by Angus and Robertson in 1955. An edited version of 'The Grahame's vengeance' was compiled by Roderick, and published by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University in 1996).

Biography/History

Convict and novelist. Tucker was transported to New South Wales in 1827 and worked at Sydney, Campbelltown, Windsor, Emu Plains and Port Macquarie. It is believed that Tucker, using the pseudonym Giacamo di Rosenberg, was the author of "Ralph Rashleigh", and under the pseudonym Otto von Rosenberg, wrote the plays 'Jemmy Green in Australia' and 'The Grahame's vengeance'. Further biographical information at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-460809

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 582.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-562808109

Related Material Associated materials: other papers relating to James Tucker and "Ralph Rashleigh" are held in National Library of Australia Manuscript Section at MS 1578, MS 4555 and MS 3593. 
Subjects Bertie, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1875-1952 -- Correspondence.  |  Howard, G. Wren -- Correspondence.  |  Tucker, James, 1808?-1888? -- Archives.  |  Convicts -- Australia -- Archives.
Occupation Dramatists.  |  Novelists.  |  Convicts.
Other authors/contributors Kilbridge, Maurice D., 1920-  |  Howard, G. Wren  |  Tucker, James, 1808?-1888? Jemmy Green in Australia  |  Tucker, James, 1808?-1888? Ralph Rashleigh  |  Tucker, James, 1808?-1888? Grahame's vengeance or the fate of James the first king of Scotland

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