Letters from Joseph Jefferson to Revd Jonathan Boucher

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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).

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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