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 5 Collections and/or Records:
Letter : Dromore House, to Dr. Robert Anderson, 1799 Jul 1
Letter : near Northampton, to Messrs. Cadell & Davies, London, 1797 Oct 5
ALS regarding publication of Oliver Goldsmith's works.
Includes a draft of a reply in the third person.
Letter to Bishop Percy, 1790 March 13
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.
Letter to the Reverend Thomas Percy, 1777 March 5
Requesting Thomas Percy's aid on behalf of a relative of Jane [Mrs. Edmund] Burke. Ingamells no. 60.
Letters relating to Thomas Chatterton's Rowley poems, 1782-1804
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.