Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811
Thomas Percy (1729-1811), English clergyman and poet, was educated at Oxford and Cambridge, and became vicar of Easton-Maudit, Northamptonshire, in 1753. While at Easton-Maudit he served in several other ecclesiastic roles, including chaplain to the King. In 1782 he was made Bishop of Dromore, in County Down, Ireland, a position he held until his death.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
The Boswell Collection contains the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of author James Boswell; estate records, letters, personal and professional papers, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of ten generations of Boswells and their possession of the barony of Auchinleck; and correspondence relating to the political career of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine.
Correspondence, writings, and other papers of and about Thomas Percy, preserved by his daughter Barbara Isted and mainly concerning Percy and Isted family matters, such as inheritances and the death of Barbara Isted's infant daughter. Includes manuscripts of "Oh Nanny wilt thou gang wi' me" and another poem written to his wife, as well as obituaries, copies of his will, genealogies, and copies of poems by other writers.
Written from Leicester Fields. A brief note accompanying Boswell's letter of the day before, mentioning his failing eyesight. Verso: Clipping of a short biography of Reynolds. With a stipple engraving of Reynolds by H. Meyer, after M. Haughton (from the original painted by Reynolds himself). Ingamells no. 198.
Requesting Thomas Percy's aid on behalf of a relative of Jane [Mrs. Edmund] Burke. Ingamells no. 60.
AL, draft, to Edmond Malone, Feb 19, 1782; letter written in manuscript in an unidentified hand, "To the printer of the St. J[ames] Chronicle," printed in the Chronicle Feb 7, 1782, with brief holograph notes written by Percy; manuscript copies of letters to Richard Graves, written in an unidentified hand, Sep 27, 1802, and written by Percy, Dec 6, 1802, with typed transcripts; and postscript to a letter to Robert Anderson, holograph, Apr 7, 1804.
Correspondence, covers, and other documents chiefly from members of the Percy family to members of the Davidson family, disbound from album assembled by Thomas Davidson, Jr. Includes routine business and social letters from the first three Dukes of Northumberland to Thomas Davidson and Thomas Davidson, Jr.; letters from Elizabeth Percy to Martha Davidson; one letter by Thomas Percy; and various autographs and seals.
Correspondence, mainly concerning Percy's duties as a Court preacher, including the scheduling of sermons with various other clergymen. Almost every letter is accompanied by a typed transcription. There is also correspondence from Henry Meen about literature; Meen's work on translations from Greek; and his correction of proofs for Percy.