File BOL 2/2, 739X6 - Betsy and her parents re Betsy's life at school and her social life; Margaret Pryse to Betsy; Philip Reading to James Reading re their brother's death and estate.

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BOL 2/2, 739X6

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Betsy and her parents re Betsy's life at school and her social life; Margaret Pryse to Betsy; Philip Reading to James Reading re their brother's death and estate.

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  • 1769-1770 (Creation)

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2/2/1 11 Apr 1769 Revd James Reading, Woodstock [sic] to Betsy Reading, Woodstock: details of journey to London; had discussion with Mr Peach about her affairs which he will tell her about when he returns home; executorship affairs in a perplexed state and likely to be attended with great expense.
2/2/2 18 Apr 1769 Margaret Pryse, London, to Betsy Reading, Woodstock: travelled to London in company with a gentleman of the Temple appearing as reserved as possible having been warned 'he is apt to take great liberties with ladies if he has the least encouragement; intends to talk to Mr Peach 'about his dear Betsy'.
2/2/3 8 Jun 1769, Revd Philip Reading, Apoquiniminck [Appoquinimink, Delaware, US] to brother Revd James Reading, Woodstock: death of brother Thomas not unexpected; his will; wish they should keep up this correspondence now started; values family connection; lives remote from New York and Philadelphia, though people talk freely of government measures, public commotions have not yet interrupted their repose.
2/2/4-8 Sep-Oct, Betsy Reading to Revd Mr & Mrs Reading, Woodstock: visiting her grandfather William Hoare in Oxford and Vassar family at Winchendon.
2/2/9 14 Nov 1769, Revd James Reading, London, to Betsy Reading, Woodstock: errands in London; has invested £200 in stock; rain may prevent him from going to Drury Lane to see Garrick as Benedict.
2/2/10 15 Nov 1769, Betsy Reading, Woodstock, to Revd James Reading at the Black Bull, Holborn: asks for news of godson, Uncle Nelson's son; excellent theatre company at Woodstock; etc.
2/2/11 16 Nov 1769, Revd James Reading, London, to Betsy Reading, Woodstock: describes plays seen at Covent Garden and Drury Lane.
2/2/12 22 Jan 1770, Betsy Reading, Newgate Street, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: staying with Pococks; saw the charity children sup at Christ's Hospital; Mr Harris, mathematical master, showed them Saturn through his telescope; her clothes look countrified and old-fashioned.
2/2/13 30 Jan 1770, Betsy Reading, Newgate Street, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: London amusements; painters' studios; etc.
2/2/14 2 Feb 1770, Revd James Reading, Woodstock, to Betsy Reading, Newgate Street, London: her visit to London [torn].
2/2/15-17 Feb 1770, Betsy Reading, Newgate Street, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: London entertainments; if she tells them everything in her letters she will have nothing to entertain them with at her return. [3 letters]
2/2/18-20 Mar 1770, Betsy Reading, Swalcliffe and Chipping Norton, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: visits to friends. [3 letters]
2/2/21 7 Jun 1770, Betsy Reading, Oxford, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: Oxford news.
2/2/22 7 Jun 1770, Revd Philip Reading, Apoquiniminck [Appoquinimink, Delaware, US] to brother Revd James Reading, Woodstock: asks for details of their brother's property at Sheen; now he is 'on the decline of life' he may make a will and needs to have a clear understanding. The Oxford Magazines - a mean performance; his duties as a clergyman.
2/2/23-27 Jul-Oct, Betsy Reading, Oxford, Painswick, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: visit to Oxford, including letters in schoolgirl French; news of Pryse family. [5 letters]
2/2/28 8 Oct 1770, Revd James Reading, Woodstock, to Betsy Reading, at Lewis Pryse's esq., Painswick: Corporation of Oxford entertained at Blenheim.
2/2/29 11 Oct 1770, Betsy Reading, Painswick, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: visits to Fort George and Gloucester; a Mr Loveden has come to stay for a week [Edward Loveden who married Margaret Pryse in 1773].

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Created 19/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 20/02/2018 by Drojr.

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