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Charlotte Maria Tucker

TUCKER, Charlotte Maria [pseudonym A. L. O. E. (A Lady of England)]. b. Friern Hatch, Barnet, 8 May 1821; d Amritsar, India, 2 December 1893. She was the daughter of Henry St George (1771/2-1851), who rose to the position of chairman in the East India Company, and his wife, Jane Boswell (d. 1869), who was related to Samuel Johnson’s biographer. She had a privileged and largely secular upbringing, but underwent an Evangelical conversion around 1848, which led her to devote her life to God’s service. Even though she wrote poetry and plays for the family from her youth, she did not publish until 1852, after her father’s death, as he held conservative views about women’s work. She became a...

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