Charlotte Maria Tucker, English author, who wrote under the pseudonym A.L.O.E. (a Lady of England), was the daughter of Henry St George Tucker (1771-1851), a distinguished official of the British East India Company. From 1852 till her death she wrote many stories for children, most of them allegories with an obvious moral, and devoted the proceeds to charity. In 1875 she left England for India to engage in missionary work, and died at Amritsar on the 2nd of December 1893.
Book with Red Hard Cover, purchased from The Brown Study, Ringwood. No date, but presented as an award in 1930. Also includes handwritten letter dated 3rd May 1967 to "Dear Sylvia" from ?
Inscriptions & markings
On inside fly leaf:
Awarded to Sylvia Richards for highest marks in spelling
Grade 7th Ringwood SS 2997, Dec 19th 1930
Grade Teacher Margaret E Barron
Head Teacher William Broben
Further down the page in different handwriting:
presented to school by Mr and Mrs Thomas from Croydon 24/11/50