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Box 1


Contains 22 Collections and/or Records:

Folder 1

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents 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. 

Folder 2

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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.  ...

Box 1

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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...

Folder 3

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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 Jinny...

Folder 4

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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,...

Folder 5

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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 of...

Folder 6

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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 pay...

Folder 7

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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 sister...

Folder 8

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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, are...

Folder 9

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
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...