Tucker, Ethel: Signed letter to Mrs. Flora Dubé

Tucker, Ethel: Signed letter to Mrs. Flora Dubé
Letter from Ethel Tucker to Mrs. Flora Dubé
Tucker, Ethel: Signed letter to Mrs. Flora Dubé
Letter from Ethel Tucker to Mrs. Flora Dubé

Tucker, Ethel: Signed letter to Mrs. Flora Dubé

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Tucker, Ethel (1763–1841)

Letter from Ethel Tucker to Mrs. Flora Dubé

Ethel Tucker. (1874–1962). Bermudian artist and proprietor, with her sister Catherine, of The Little Green Shop in Hamilton. Autograph Letter Signed. (“Ethel Tucker” and “E.T.”). 1 ½ pages. 8vo. (6 ½ x 9 inches). Hamilton, 27 January 1946. On the printed letterhead of The Little Green Shop. To Mrs. Flora Dubé of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Dear Madam. I have to-day mailed you out 4 dozen of the Tucker Post Cards which I think will meet your requirements. They are reproduced from our original Water Colors of Bermuda. They sell for two shillings a dozen so the four dozen cost eight shillings & I think the postage – First Class – was one shilling & nine pence – your two dollars exchanged for ten shillings so I enclose three pence or 6 1/2d (halfpennies?). Thanking you for the order I remain Very Truly Ethel Tucker (over) So Sorry I forgot your query about souvenirs & books of information of Bermuda. There is a very fine book called Beautiful Bermuda by a Mrs. Bell – but unfortunately it has sold out completely & owing to conditions in U.S.A. – it takes quite a time to have more printed. You might write to the Bermuda Office at Rockefeller Centre – 5th Ave. New York City & find if they have some (?) copies or other literature. E.T. 

Ethel and Catharine Tucker were two famous sisters who opened ‘The Little Green Door Tea Garden’ on the waterfront at Barr’s Bay, Bermuda. Later they opened their first ‘Little Green Door’ shop in Hamilton. Here they sold their paintings, an enterprise that became so successful they began to produce postcards of their works, eventually issuing over 100 individual cards. There are now clubs devoted to the collecting of these postcards. On a visit in 1920, the Prince of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor) bought twenty of their paintings. These were greatly admired by Queen Mary who also bought a series from the sisters: these pieces are now in the Royal collection.

Beautiful Bermuda: The Standard Guide to Bermuda by Euphemia Young Bell was published in numerous editions during the first half of the twentieth century.

Folded and in fine condition.

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