Twenty letters from Joseph Jefferson (1766-1824), Basingstoke, to Revd Jonathan Boucher, Epsom, Surrey : discussing the history and county of Cumberland, notes on Hampshire dialect, sermons and the scriptures, Jefferson's school at Basingstoke and various publications, including one by Jefferson (Joseph Jefferson Horae poeticae. Poems, sacred, moral, and descriptive. To which are added, four essays (Basingstoke, 1804).
Letters from Joseph Jefferson to Revd Jonathan Boucher
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- ReferenceGB 738 MS 35
- Dates of Creation1797-1804
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder
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Administrative / Biographical History
Joseph Jefferson was a dissenting minister at Basingstoke. Revd Jonathan Boucher, vicar of Epsom, Surrey, was formerly an American loyalist and author of Biographia Cumbriensis in W.Hutchinson History of the county of Cumberland (2 vols., Carlisle, 1793-7) and A view of the causes and consequences of the American revolution; in thirteen discourses preached in North America between the years 1763 and 1775: with an historical preface (London, 1797) (A.Y.Zimmer Jonathan Boucher: loyalist in exile (Detroit, 1978) pp. 377-9 gives a full bibliography).
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