From Sir John Pringle
AL: American Philosophical Society
[Wednesday evening (1768?): an invitation to dine next Friday at 3:30 to meet Dr. Hoare.4]
4. Perhaps Joseph Hoare, the newly appointed principal of Jesus College, Oxford. Hoare had served as proxy for the King at the marriage in Germany of the future Queen Charlotte in 1761, and might well have come to know Pringle as the Queen’s physician. If so the earliest possible date for this note is 1768, when Hoare received a D.D. from Oxford. Gent. Mag., LXXII (1802), 590; Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses … 1715–1886 (4 vols., London, 1887–88), II, 668.