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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence and poem fragment, 1807-1843

Series II: Portraits, drawings, and autographs, undated

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Thomas Campbell papers, 1807-1843



Descriptive Summary

Creator Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844
Title: Thomas Campbell papers
Dates: 1807-1843
Abstract: The collection includes letters from, portraits, autographs, and a drawing of, a fragment of a poem by, and an article written by Thomas Campbell, as well as biographical information about Campbell and Alfred Tennyson.
Identification: MS 140
Extent: 0.25 lin. inch (1 folder)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Thomas Campbell, a Scotch poet, was born July 27, 1777 in Glasgow. His published volumes include "Pleasures of Hope" in 1799, "Gertrude of Wyoming" in 1809, and Theodric in 1834. He is best known for his war poems, such as "Hohenlinden," "The Battle of the Baltic," and "Ye Mariners of England."

By 1805 he was employed at the Star newspaper. In 1820, he became editor for The New Monthly Magazine. In 1825, he suggested the London University, playing a large part in its founding, and in 1827 was elected rector of Glasgow University.

Thomas Campbell passed away on June 15, 1844 at Boulogne, and was buried at Westminster Abbey.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes “Notices of the Life of Lord Byron by Moore and Remarks on Those Notices by Lady Byron”, part of an article which poet Campbell published in The New Monthly Magazine, in March or April, 1830 decrying Moore’s biography of Byron and defending Lady Byron in the matter of the couple’s separation. Also included is a signed receipt (1843, “Payment for fourth copy of my Poems”.) and letters to Francis Freeling, J. Richardson, Miller, Engraver at Edinburgh and others. They describe a holiday in the Isle of Wight, in one he writes about postage on his sheets from the printer; in others he discusses his writings. There is also a portrait of Campbell in the collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Thomas Campbell papers, 1807-1843, MS 140, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.
Formats
Correspondence
Articles

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Campbell papers, 1807-1843, MS 140, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Myers (dealer).

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence and poem fragment, 1807-1843

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1 Letter from Thomas Campbell to J. Richardson, June, 1807
Letter from Thomas Campbell to unknown, January 17, 1817
Letter from Thomas Campbell to unknown, November 28, 1818
Letter from Thomas Campbell to Francis Feeling, October 20, 1824
Letter from Thomas Campbell to Francis Feeling, November 25, 1826
Letter from Thomas Campbell to unknown, May 13, 1828
"Notices on the Life of Lord Byron by Moore and Remarks on Those Notices by Lady Byron," article from The New Monthly by Thomas Campbell, March-April 1830 (incomplete)
Fragment of poem entitled "Hallowed Ground" by Thomas Campbell, attatched to paper with commentary by Carline Fox, ca. 1835
Letter from Thomas Campbell to unknown, April 18, 1837
Letter from Thomas Campbell to Mr. Miller (Engraver), April 24, 1837
Letter from Thomas Campbell tp unknown, June 20, 1837
Letter from Thomas Campbell to unknown, July 21, 1840
Receipt from Thomas Campbell acknowledging payment for poems by P. Buckley Williams, April 8, 1843
Letter from Thomas Campbell to unknown ("Johnny") including short tune, n.d.

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Series II: Portraits, drawings, and autographs, undated

folder
1 Portrait of Thomas Campbell, n.d.
Drawing by (or of) Thomas Campbell, n.d.
Portrait of Thomas Campbell and Autograph, n.d.
Autographs of Thomas Campbell and Biographical Information about Campbell and Alfred Tennyson, n.d. (sometime after 1872)

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