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Jonathan Boucher Papers, 1759-1803

Jonathan Boucher Papers, 1759-1803
Mss. 93 B66
1.5 Cubic Feet
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228 items
Scope and Contents

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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Boucher, Jonathan (1738-1804)
Daubeny, Charles (1745-1827)
Eden, Frederick Morton, Sir (1766-1809)
James, John (1729-1785)
Knox, William (1732-1810)
Maury, James, Sr. (1718-1769)
Stevens, William (1732-1807)
American loyalists--Maryland
Church and state--Great Britain
Colonial period, ca. 1609-1774
Dissenters, Religious--England
Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church--Clergy
United States--American Authors
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--Religious History--Christianity
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Virginia--Politics and Government--18th century
Virginia--Social life and customs

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
Other Formats
Some of these letters were published in the "Maryland Historical Magazine" in volumes 7 - 10.
Related Publications

Anne W. Zimmer, "Jonathan Boucher, Loyalist in Exile" (Wayne State University Press, 1978).

See also Evans, Margaret, "Letters of Richard Radcliffe and John James of Queens College", Oxford (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1888).

See also "Catalogue of the Very Valuable and Extensive Library of the Late Rev. Jonathan Boucher" (London, 1806) in Manuscripts and Rare Books Department which has been annotated with buyers and prices. (Z 997 B69)

Preferred Citation
Jonathan Boucher Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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