Strahan, Andrew, -1831

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Thomas Somerville, the only son of minister William Somerville, was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, in 1741. In 1756, he matriculated at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied divinity. He received his license to preach in November 1764, was ordained in 1767, and took positions as a tutor, before getting his first parish at Minto, a position he held until the king presented him to the parish of Jedburgh, Scotland, in 1772. Somerville led the church at Jedburgh until his death. During his lifetime, he supported continued British presence in North America and became a prominent voice in support of abolition. He is particularly noted for two historical works: The History of Political Transactions, and of Parties, from the Restoration of King Charles the Second, to the Death of King William and The History of Great Britain during the Reign of Queen Anne ; both were published by Andrew Strahan of London. Somerville died on May 16, 1830. He and his wife, Martha Charters, whom he married in 1770, had six children, including the physician William Somerville (1771-1860).

From the guide to the Thomas Somerville letters, Somerville, Thomas letters, 1795-1799, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

His Majesty's printer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1789 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574339

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creatorOf Strahan, A. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to George MacDonald, 1872 July 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913. Autograph letter signed : to A. Strahan, 1888 Feb. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Thomas Somerville letters, Somerville, Thomas letters, 1795-1799 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Strahan Esqr., 1788 June 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836. Papers, 1775-1832. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Beckwith family. Letters : to Andrew and William Strahan, 1779-1801. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Lemprière, John, 1765?-1824. Letters : Abingdon, [England], to Andrew Strahan, London, 1801 Oct. 30 and 1806 Oct. 19. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Strahan, Andrew, 1749-1831. Autograph letter signed, 1789 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897. Receipt : London, signed by A. Strahan, 1872 Apr. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Samuel Johnson manuscripts, 1725-1784. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913. person
associatedWith Beckwith family. family
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836. person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897. person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Lemprière, John, 1765?-1824. person
associatedWith MacDonald, George, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. person
associatedWith Somerville, Thomas, 1741-1830 person
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Authors, Scottish--18th century
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Historiography--Great Britain--History--18th century
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Death 1831-08-25

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