16623

PITT’S TUTOR ORDERS BOOKS

PRETYMAN-TOMLINE, Sir George

As written to the bookseller-publishers Cadell & Davis ordering two publications which are to be sent ‘as soon as may be convenient’ by the Stamford coach.

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Small 4to, 5 lines, holograph (?)

£125.00

SKU: 16623

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Sir George Pretyman-Tomline (1750-1827), tutor and confidante of Pitt the Younger, successively Bishop of Lincoln and Winchester. He subsequently became a great friend of Pitt and attributed his appointment to Lincoln at so young an age to Pitt’s recommendation. The order is for copies of John Overton’s “True Churchman Ascertained” and the Rev. Charles Daubeny’s “Eight Discourses on the Connection between the New and Old Testament” (both 1802). It is interesting to note that the authors of these two works were prominently connected to the Calvinist debates of the time, in which Pretyman-Tomline was soon to take an anti-Calvinist stance.