Correspondence of Jonathan Boucher, Anglican clergyman of Virginia, Maryland, and England. He was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution and later a prominent figure among conservatives in the Anglican church in England. His principle correspondents in this collection include John James, James Maury, Charles Daubeny, Sir Frederick Morton Eden, William Knox, and William Stevens.
The principle subjects covered by this collection include Virginia social customs and politics between the years 1759 and 1771, Boucher's experiences in, and views of, the American Revolution, Boucher's role in the struggle for unity in the Scottish Anglican Church, and his concern with schism and dissent in the Church of England. Cite as: Jonathan Boucher Papers, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. 228 items.
Some of these letters were published in the "Maryland Historical Magazine" in volumes 7 - 10.
This collection was formerly available at East Sussex, England Record Office.
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Jonathan Boucher (1738-1804) was an Anglican clergyman in Virginia, Maryland, and England. He was one of the most prominent ejected loyalists of the American Revolution, and later a prominent figure in the conservative faction of the Church of England. He authored two books, "A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution" and "A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words." Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: "http://scdbwiki.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Jonathan Boucher".