Boucher, Jonathan, 1738-1804
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box 1, Folder: 1768.07.31
Scope and Contents Sends [Latin] books to Master [John Parke] Custis, who forgot them--[Jacky's] illness (worms)] call Dr. Mercer if symptons return--how is the boy taking his unaccustomed absence from home:--does he need anything?--his bed and bedding--didn't mean for [Boucher] to give [Jacky] special indulgence or partiality, but feels he should have as little disapation and indulgence as is necessary to good health and spirits--he meant merely that if [Jacky] were kept under [Boucher's] eye he would benefit...
Dates: 1768 July 31
Item — Box 1, Folder: 1769.01.26
Identifier: RM-1041; MS-5681
Scope and Contents
"To the Revd. Mr. Baucher in St. Mary's parish Caroline City".GW, doting stepfather, sends absentee excuse for Jackie Custis's late return to school after the holidays.
Dates: 1769 January 26
Item — Box 1, Folder: 1769.04.24
Identifier: RM-81; MS-2228
Scope and Contents A caring and involved father, George Washington wrote this letter to his stepson's tutor, the Reverend Jonathan Boucher. In it he instructs his ward's tutor to enroll John Parke Custis with a particular dancing master. Written from Mount Vernon on April 24, 1769, Washington states, "In respect to the Dancing Gentry, I am glad to find you have such choice of them, …Newman...I have heard him well spoken of as a teacher in that Science… you will be so good therefore Sir to enter Mastr Custis...
Dates: 1769 April 24