Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844

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Birth 1777-07-27
Death 1844-06-15
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Thomas Campbell was a poet known for his war poems, including "Hohenlinden," "The Battle of the Baltic," and "Ye Mariners of England." He also published "The Pleasure of Hope" in 1799, "Gertrude of Wyoming" in 1809, and "Theodric" in 1824.

From the description of Thomas Campbell papers, 1821-1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702147203

Thomas Campbell was born in Glasgow, studied law in Edinburgh (1797), and became Lord Rector of Glasgow University, 1826-1829, as well as a popular poet. He compiled an anthology, Specimens of British poets (1819) and wrote a widely-read novel, Gertrude of Wyoming.

From the description of Thomas Campbell letters, poem and portrait, 1817-1843. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61215771

Scottish poet and journalist.

From the description of Thomas Campbell collection, 1796-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78013924

From the description of Thomas Campbell collection, 1796-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148144

Scottish poet.

From the description of Theodric : autograph fragment of the poem signed, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135820

From the description of Autograph quotation signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135834

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 15 Newman Street [city not specified], to C. Williams, [18--?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 759114529

British poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified correspondent, 1833 Sept. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133530

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified correspondent, [n.d., ca. 1809]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133531

Campbell was born at 215 High St., Glasgow, on 27 July 1777 and studied at the University. He then read law at Edinburgh, though not with as much success as his fellow student Walter Scott, who became his lifelong friend. Campbell went to London in 1803 and resided there for the rest of his life, though he kept up his links with Scotland while his literary reputation blossomed. In addition to his poetry he wrote criticism, newspaper articles and non-fiction books. He died in Boulogne on June 15, 1844, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

From the description of Autograph letters, signed, from Thomas Campbell. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50656053

From the description of Autograph letters signed from Thomas Campbell and Mrs. Thomas Campbell, 1835-1836. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50656142

From the description of Autograph letters signed from Thomas Campbell written to different correspondents at the same time, dated London, July 2, 1828. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50656111

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), the poet, and John Richardson (1780-1864), the parliamentary solicitor, his friend. For fuller details of the lives and achievements of both men see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Letters from Thomas Campbell to John Richardson, with related material, 1800-1830, (Leeds University Library)

Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet. He achieved notoriety with the publication of his Pleasures of Hope (1799), a long poem denouncing slavery and oppression, and served as editor of the New Monthly Magazine from 1820 to 1830. Campbell wrote biographies of actress Sarah Siddons (1834) and Petrarch (1841), and did much work to activate British support for Polish independence.

From the description of Thomas Campbell manuscript material : 63 items, 1809-1844 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 81897520

English poet.

From the description of Adelgitha : poem. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132705

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Charles Bell, 1831 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133759

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to "My dear Coz," undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133763

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Princes Place, Pimlico, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133633

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to his cousin, Wm. Gray, 1838 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133767

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to [Mr. Harding?], 1838 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133762

From the description of Stanzas on the Battle of Navarino : autograph poem signed : [n.p.], [n.d.] paper watermarked 1826. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135816

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Sir A.W. Callcott, 1840 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133769

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Murray, the publishers, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133758

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mrs. Bell, 1826 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133766

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to T. Knox Esq., [no year] Oct. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133770

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Mr. Sanders, [1824 Oct. 5] Tuesday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133764

From the description of Snatched from an Indian Ocean's roar : manuscript [lines]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135813

From the description of Lines spoken at the opening of Drury Lane Theatre, after the death of Princess Charlotte. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135728

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Middle Scotland Yard, to Mr. Balmanno, 1829 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133493

Thomas Campbell was a British poet and humanitarian. Born in Scotland, he relied on traditional poetical forms, but his poems were full of new ideas influenced by world events such as the American Revolution. Despite health problems, overtly Whig political leanings, and a small output due in part to his perfectionism, he was a popular poet in his day. He has since fallen out of vogue, but his influence is felt in many later British poets.

From the description of Thomas Campbell letter to Friedrich von Schlegel, 1823 July 15. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53150142

Scottish poet, biographer, and historian.

From the description of Letters, 1806-1837. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117027

Thomas Campbell was born in 1777, the son of a Glasgow merchant who lost his fortune whilst Thomas was a youth. He was educated at Glasgow Grammar School, and became a classics scholar at Glasgow University, 1791-1796, where he participated in debates and undertook poetical translations from Greek. Following a short period as a tutor in Mull, 1795, and Argyllshire, 1796, he settled in Edinburgh as a law clerk and tutor. His first publication was Pleasures of Hope (Mundell and Son, Edinburgh, 1799). Between Jun 1800 and March 1801, Campbell travelled in Germany and Denmark, and stayed in London on his return, where he was well received by literary society. After a brief return to Scotland, he returned to London, 1804, where he lived for the remainder of his life, making a living as a man of letters. Pensioned by the Crown in 1805, he continued to write, issuing Poems in 1805, and Specimens of the British Poets (John Murray, London, 1819). Other works included Gertrude of Wyoming; a Pennsylvanian tale; and other poems (Longman & Co, London, 1809), Life of Mrs Siddons (Effingham Wilson, London, 1834), Letters from the South (Henry Colburn, London, 1837), and The Pilgrim of Glencoe, and other poems (Edward Moxon, London, 1842). He edited several periodicals, including The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal , 1820-1830, The Scenic Annual , 1838, and The Metropolitan , a monthly journal of literature, science, and the fine arts. He was also Lord Rector of Glasgow University, 1826-1829. Campbell died at Bologne in 1844 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

From the guide to the Campbell, Thomas, 1830-1831, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Scottish poet; helped initiate plan to found what became the University of London.

From the description of Thomas Campbell collection, 1805-1849. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70974141

Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet. He achieved fame with the publication of his Pleasures of Hope (1799), a long poem denouncing slavery and oppression, and served as editor of the New Monthly Magazine from 1820 to 1830. Campbell wrote biographies of the actress Sarah Siddons (1834) and Petrarch (1841), and did much work to promote British support for Polish independence.

From the guide to the Thomas Campbell manuscript material : 66 items, 1803-1844, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

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.

From the guide to the Thomas Campbell papers MS 140., 1807-1843, (Woodson Research Center, )

Irish poet Thomas Campbell (1777–1844) is often regarded as a transitional poet, following the style of the classical poetry of the eighteenth century, but incorporating the Romantic ideals of freedom over tyranny, patriotism, and social justice.

"Thomas Campbell," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 93: British Romantic Poets, 1789–1832, First Series (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/LitRC (accessed August 17, 2007).

From the guide to the Thomas Campbell letter to Frederick De George, 1824 November 12, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) was born in Glasgow on July 27, 1777, to Alexander and Margaret Campbell. He attended Glasgow University from 1791-95. He married Matilda Sinclair (ca. 1780-1828) on October 10, 1803, and had two sons.

A poet, Campbell published his most successful and popular poem, The Pleasures of Hope (Edinburgh: Mundell & Son) in 1799. Other major works include the war poems "Hohenlinden," "The Battle of the Baltic," and "Ye Mariners of England", as well as Gertrude of Wyoming (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809) and Theodric (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824). Other writings include The Annals of Great Britain (Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig & Stevenson, 1807) and Specimens of the British Poets (London: John Murray, 1819).

Campbell served as editor of New Monthly Magazine (London: Henry Colburn, 1821-30) and was a successful public lecturer. He died in Boulogne on June 15, 1844, and was buried in Westminster Abbey on July 3.

From the guide to the Thomas Campbell papers, 1821-1846, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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