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Andrew White Tuer, 1838-1900

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1838.12.24
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Date of Death: 1900.02.24
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Identity:

Andrew White Tuer was a publisher, writer and collector. He married Thomasine Louisa Louttit in October 1867. There were no children of the marriage.

Life:

Tuer wrote on subjects ranging from Francesco Bartolozzi to Japanese stencil designs and typography. He was a partner in the firm of Field and Tuer which became a limited company in February 1892 under the imprint the Leadenhall Press. The firm published many illustrated books, especially facsimile reprints of eighteenth centuary popular literature and children's books.

Tuer was a talented musician and an avid collector with a keen interest in eighteenth century engraving, china and silver. In 1890 he became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. It was at that date that he was in contact with Whistler.

Bibliography:

Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004.