Ralph Tucker’s published work includes: “The Colonial Gravestone Carvings of John Hartshorne” (co-authored with Jim Slater, with photographs by Dan Farber) in Puritan Gravestone Art II, Annual Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, 1978. “The Mullicken Family Gravestone Carvers of Bradford, Massachusetts, 1663-1768,” in Markers IX, 1992. “The Lamson Family Gravestone Carvers of Charlestown and Malden, Massachusetts,” in Markers X, 1993. “Merrimac Valley Style Gravestones: The Leighton and Worster Families,” in Markers XI, 1994. “Merrimac Valley Carvings,” in The Essex Genealogist, Feb. 1995. “The Joshua Hempstead Diary,” in Markers XII, 1995. “The Pratt Family of Stonecutters,” in Markers XIV, 1997. Short articles and notes in the AGS Newsletter (1979-1990) and AGS Quarterly (1991-1998). Note: Included with the Tucker Collection are computer spreadsheets on which the 6000+ stones represented in the collection are listed. Entries can be sorted by carver, date and a number of other variables. There are several binders of 35 mm. slides in archival plastic slide sheets, sorted by carver; several file boxes of black and white prints; and several volumes of black and white negatives. All of the slides, prints and negatives are labeled and/or indexed for easy reference.
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