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Letter from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1759 - 1760

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Jonathan Boucher, Port Royal, Virginia to [John] James, Whitehaven, [Eng.]., 19 August 1759 Effects of Virginia weather on the constitution of individuals.  He complains of the temptations of American hospitality and the impropriey of their conversation.  Is sending pickled Indian corn for Mrs. Janes.  Plans to send Mr. James some "dry'd apples and "preserv'd fruit" in fall.  3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. 

Dates: 1759 - 1760

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1760 - 1764

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Scope and Contents [Jonathan] Boucher, [Port Royal, Va.] to [[John] James, Whitehaven, Eng]., 5 Aug[ust] 1762 Announces his safe arrival in America after a tedious voyage.  An embargo imposed by the proconsul on all homeward bound vessels until a man of war may escort them may delay letter.  Has been slandered in his absence by Captain Dixon and Mr. Giberne, who has threatened a duel; his prospects of a school have been destroyed for the present by his caluminators. 4 pages. Autograph Letter Signed.  ...
Dates: 1760 - 1764

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1765 - 1767

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Scope and Contents Jonathan Boucher, St. Mary's Parish [Caroline Co., Va] to [John] James, at St. Bees, Whitehaven [Eng.]., 19 July 1765 Mr. Bulman, recommended by Boucher's father, declined the post of usher; asks if James can find a suitable man; there are now 15 boys in his school. News of Mr. Maury who rode 80 miles to see him. 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed.[Jonathan] Boucher to [John] James, at St. Bees, near Whitehaven, [Eng.]., 22 June 1767 This letter will be delivered by his sister...
Dates: 1765 - 1767

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1767 - 1769

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Scope and Contents J[onathan[ Boucher, St. Mary's [Parish, Caroline county, Va.] tp [John James, Whitehaven, Eng.]., 28 Nov[embe]r 1767 Gives his opinions on buying of preferments; sees no "moral turpitude in this terrible crime of Simony"; pluralism is forbidden in Maryland; hopes for preferment, calls America "the country for me"; very little official supervision of the clergy.  Advises James to buy a map of Maryland and Virginia. 4 pages. Autograph Letter Signed.  [Jonathan] Boucher, Caroline,...
Dates: 1767 - 1769

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1769 - 1771

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Scope and Contents [Jonathan] Boucher, Caroline, [County, Va.] to [John James, Whitehaven, Eng.]., 29 Sep[tembe]r 1769 Apologizes for the trouble his sister [Mary Tordiff] is giving James.  Prospects of preferment in Maryland are, at present, very poor but "this winter may possibly carry off some of the older fellows".  Electrical shock treatment, as described by Mr. Franklin, might benefit Mr. Grayson [James' father-in-law].  A comet was seen in August and was followed by a hurricane.  Gives a detailed list...
Dates: 1769 - 1771

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1772 - 1776

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Scope and Contents [Jonathan Boucher], Prince George's Country, Patuxent River, Maryland to [John James, Netherby, Eng.]., 10 July 1772 James's move to Netherby.  Boucher has married Miss Nelly Addison, niece of Rev. Mr. Addison, whose ancestors came from Cumberland; he has moved to a living worth £300-400 p.a. and intends to buy a plantation. 4 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/1/24)J[onathan] Boucher, Prince George's County, Maryland to [John James, Netherby, Eng.]., 16 Nov[embe]r 1773 Hopes to...
Dates: 1772 - 1776

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1776

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Scope and Contents Jona[tha]n Boucher, Paddington, [Eng.] to [John James], 6 Ap[ri]l 1776 Unless the war in America is prosecuted with vigour, it will soon be over with England; the Americans' quarrel is with the constitution itself. Letter from Virginia says that Governor [Eden] had been forced from his government. Hopes for preferment as he lives expensively. (A/1/30).Jonathan Boucher, Paddington, [Eng.] to [John] James, 28 Ap[ri]l 1776 The business of the mortgage is going forward; Boucher's...
Dates: 1776

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1776 - 1777

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Scope and Contents Unflattering portrait of the character of a lady [perhaps of Mrs. Chase]; [see A/1/32] [Boucher to James, 13 June 1776]., 6 Sept[embe]r 1776 Autograph Manuscript Signed. (A/1/34).Jona[tha]n Boucher, Paddington, [Eng.] to [John] James, Arthuret, near Carlisle, Cumberland, [Eng.], 23 Oct[obe]r 1776 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/1/35). Knows most of the American generals, including Washington, but thinks rather poorly of them; their successes, which are probably exaggerated,...
Dates: 1776 - 1777

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1777 - 1779

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Scope and Contents J[onathan] B[oucher] to [John James] *, [18 Oct. 1777] 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/1/40). The troubles of his sister and her husband, "two idle, lounging people", increase, but he cannot desert them. News from America is better, but had the war not been mismanaged, the Rebellion would have been crushed. Submission of counties in three states to the Kinn's law. He hopes to return; has seen his own library, valued at 1000, offered for sale in an American newspaper and notice of a call...
Dates: 1777 - 1779

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1780

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Scope and Contents J[onathan] B[oucher], Paddington, [Eng.] to [John James], 12 Febr[uar]y 1780 4 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/1/45) Tom James, who has been ill, is now much better. Boucher believes that John James is profiting by his visits to his household; he has a very high opinion of his ability and hopes he may get a studentship at Christchurch; he intends to petition his Rector for this [Richard Browne, Rector of Paddington, Reglus Professor of Hebrew & Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic]. He...
Dates: 1780

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven, 1781

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Scope and Contents J[onathan] B[oucher], Paddington, [Eng.] to [John James], Jan[ua]ry 1781 4 pages. Autograph Lett (A/1/52) His school has lost three pupils but is to receive three more, including Mr. Ashley [later 6th Earl of Shaftesbury] his need for an assistant is urgent but he will be hard to please; John's friend Goldie [?Mr. Golding, Boucher's curate at Epsom] may be suitable, but not his friend Barrow. The Bouchers are moving to a larger house and will employ Kitty Strange as Upper Maid, though he...
Dates: 1781

Letter from Jonathan Boucher to John James Whitehaven Jr., 1780

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Scope and Contents Jona[tha]n Boucher, Paddington, [Eng.] to [John James, Jr.], 14 Aug[us]t 1780 4 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/1/54). It is difficult to paint pure, perfect and unmingled beauty without a foil; Annapolis friend who drew his wife in the act of suckling her child which he found "inexpressibly pleasing". John should pour out his thoughts on papers. Boucher has read Thelyphthora, a book recommending polygamy by Madan, Chaplain of the Lock Hospital [D.N.B.]. Will John ask his mother to look...
Dates: 1780

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to Joseph Tickell, 1762 - 1765

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Scope and Contents Jonathan Bouche[r], P[or]t Royal, [Va.] to [Joseph] Tickell, Louisa County, [Va.], 16 Dec[embe]r 1762 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/2/1). He reproaches Tickell for not answering his letter. A box containing letters to them both from home was on board the Welcome, which was lost in Spain; it falls to him to inform Tickell that his mother and his eldest sister are both dead. Boucher's friend Tom Robinson has been killed in Germany.Jona[tha]n Boucher, King George [Co., Va.]...
Dates: 1762 - 1765

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to Sir Frederick Morton Eden, 1786 - 1794

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Scope and Contents Jona[tha]n Boucher, Epsom, [Eng.] to Sir Frederick [Morton Eden], 3 Nov[embe]r 1786 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed (A/3/1). While Eden was in Paris, police discipline made him write, but since his return to England, Boucher has had no letter. He invites Eden and his friend Deverell of Oriel to spend Christmas with him. He has sent him a letter introducing Mr. Zimmermann of Brunswick.Jona[tha]n Boucher, Epsom, [Eng.] to Sir Fred[eric]k M[orton] Eden, Christ Church, Oxford,...
Dates: 1786 - 1794

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to Sir Frederick Morton Eden, 1794 - 1796

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Scope and Contents Jona[tha]n Boucher to Sir Fred[eri]c[k] M[orton] Eden, London, [Eng.], 9 March 1794 1 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/3/7). He is coming to town with Mr. Stevens [see B/3] on Tuesday and will dine with Eden. Requests a meeting with Capt[ai]n Eden "to settle everything" at Sir Frederick's house.Jona[tha]n Boucher to Sir Fred[eric]k M[orton] Eden, London, [Eng.], 20 March 1794 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. [pasted inside 9 March 1794.] (A/3/8). He has written to the...
Dates: 1794 - 1796

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to Sir Frederick Morton Eden, ca. 1793 - 1796

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Scope and Contents J[onathan] B[oucher] to Sir Frederick [Morton] Eden, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England, 16 June 1796 1 page. Autograph Letter Signed. (A3/13). He is sending some notes which Eden may be able to use in his book. Buried a Miss Boucher whose brother "wants to make it out that they & I are related."Jona[tha]n Boucher, Epsom, [Eng.] to Sir Fred[eric]k [Morton] Eden, London, [Eng.], 17 June 1796 2 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/3/14). The bearer of this letter is Mr. Robert...
Dates: ca. 1793 - 1796

Letter from Jonathan Boucher to William Knox, 1775

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Scope and Contents Jonathan Boucher to William Knox (?), 27 Nov. 1775 Copy letter. The original was formerly in the Stopford Sackville collection, H.M.C. Stopford Sackville II, 19-20; now at William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 8 pp. Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. (A/4/1). There is a principle of revolt in all colonies which stems from a lack of foresight in colony administration; the subduing of the rebellion in America is of secondary importance to the new-modelling of its Government. Says...
Dates: 1775

Letter from Jonathan Boucher to William Eden, 1776

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Scope and Contents [Rev] Jonathan Boucher, Paddington, [Eng.] to W[illia]m Eden, Undersecretary of State, 27 June 1776 Copy; original in Public Record Office. 4 pp. Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. (A/4/2a). As it is difficult for a gentleman who has been used to better circumstances to learn to live on 70 p.a., he solicits Eden's good offices with Lord George [Germain] for a further supply of money. He claims no special merit for his actions in America, but others who have done less have received pensions. He...
Dates: 1776

Letter from William Eden to Mr. Pownall, 1776

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W[illia]m Eden, Downing Street, [London, Eng.] to Mr. Pownall, Secretary to Board of Trade, 4 July 1776 Copy; original in Public Record Office. 2 pp. Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. (A/4/2b). He encloses Boucher's letter and recommends that something be done for him. He wishes one of the King's ships on the Southern Station to be directed to call in at Annapolis to take letters to his brother [Robert Eden, Governor of Maryland].

Dates: 1776

Letter from Jonathan Boucher to Elizabeth Hodgson, 1784

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Jona[tha]n Boucher, Paddington, [Eng.], to Elizabeth Hodgson, 28 Febr[ua]ry 1784 3 pages. Autograph Letter Signed. (A/4/3). He offers her re-assurance and encouragement on her forthcoming marriage to his friend [John James, the younger], and assures her that she will find herself among friends in his house.

Dates: 1784

Letters from Jonathan Boucher to Dr. John Douglas, Bishop of Salisbury, 1800

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Scope and Contents Jonathan Boucher, Epsom, [Eng.] to Dr. John Douglas, Bishop of Salisbury, [London, Eng.], 9 Feb. 1800 Copy; orig. in B.M., Egerton MSS. 2186 f. 110. 4 pages. Copy of Autograph Letter Signed. (A/4a). He has declined position of Principal Minister of the English Episcopal Chapel in Edinburgh because the Scottish Anglicans refuse to render obedience to the Scottish bishops; he asks the Bishop to assist the cause of Scottish Union which he has so long supported. Edinburgh is captivated with...
Dates: 1800

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Contains inventory and description of the Jonathan Boucher papers when held in the East Sussex Record Office.

Dates: 1759-1803