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.
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)