Autograph letter in black ink. Mounted on card 356 x 232 mm, with paper caption giving brief details of Tucker’s career in a 19th/20th c. hand also affixed. Date: Novr. 24, 1783. Sender’s address: “Glocester.” From Tucker to “Mr Rivington, St Pauls Church Yard, London.” With stamps “GLOU | CESTER” (black ink), and “26 NO” (black ink). Endorsed? “Gloucester 32386 | 29 Nov” and “Dr Tucker, Read 25 Nov \2 Decr/ 1783.” Tucker requests the purchase of a list of tracts “on the Terms of the Society [i.e. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge?]” utilizing a balance he has with that Society. These appear to be: 6 copies of a Book of Common Prayer ‘Pica[?]’ printed in Cambridge with Tate and Brady’s Psalter [various possible editions on ESTC]; 2 copies of Gastrell’s Christian Institutes [10th ed? 1771, ESTC T164523]; 1 copy of Greenwood’s Gospel Harmony, [1765, ESTC T123061?]; 6 copies of Ostervald’s Catechism [7th ed. 1765, ESTC T85924?]; 2 copies of Fisher’s Child’s Christian Education [9th ed. 1768, ESTC T301483?, but 10th-12th eds not listed on ESTC]; and 6 copies of Yardley’s Improvement of Ostervald’s Abridgement [not recorded on ESTC?].
Letter from Josiah Tucker to John Rivington
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The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England: together with the psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung in churches 1782
The grounds and principles of the Christian religion explained in a catechetical discourse, for the instruction of young people