Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, baron, 1800-1859

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Birth 1800-11-25
Death 1859-12-28
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Thomas Babington Macaulay, born in 1800 in Leicestershire, England, was an historian and author. He was educated at Cambridge. After the success of an essay on Milton in the Edinburgh Review in 1925, he contributed regularly to that journal. He was called to the bar in 1826 and elected to Parliament in 1830. After various distinguishing public duties, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Macaulay of Rothley in 1859. He also continued to write during these public appointments, primarily on historical topics. His greatest work was The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, published in 1849. He also wrote several notable short biographical essays on Bacon, Johnson, Warren Hastings, and others. His poetical work, the Lays of Ancient Rome (1842), celebrated the great events of Roman history. He died in 1859.

From the description of Thomas Babington Macaulay Papers. 1815-[ca. 1849] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225560332

Thomas Babington Macaulay was an English poet, historian, political essayist, literary critic, biographer, translator, and politician.

From the description of Thomas Babington Macaulay collection of papers, 1832-1858. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575762

From the guide to the Thomas Babington Macaulay collection of papers, 1832-1858, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Macaulay was an English Whig politician, essayist, poet, and historian. Zachary Macaulay was his father.

From the description of Letters to Zachary Macaulay, 1807-1824. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84274086

From the guide to the Letters to Zachary Macaulay, 1807-1824., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Thomas Babington Macaulay was an English historian, essayist, frequent contributor to the Edinburgh review, and the author of a five-volume history of England. He was a member of Parliament, a Cabinet member, and Supreme Council for India.

From the description of Thomas Babington Macaulay letters, 1849. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60494922

Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) was a poet, historian, Whig politician and one of the two Members of Parliament for Edinburgh. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, as well as publishing a popular multi-volume work on British history titled The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.

From the description of Walpole's letters to Sir Horace Mann, 1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188060

English poet, historian and politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Fox Maule, 1842 Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603386730

English historian and poet.

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : Holly Lodge, Kensington, to R. White, 1857 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847170

From the description of Autograph signature to a petition : Cambridge, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847112

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany [London], to his sister, Hannah, 1837 Feb. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847178

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : Shelford and Brighton, to his father, Zachary Macaulay, 1813 Feb. 26-1814 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847185

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany [London], to Dr. Bright, 1855 May 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847166

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : Tunbridge Wells, to J. Maitland, 1853 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847144

From the description of Poem for Valentine's Day : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], 1851 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858260

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English historian.

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From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to his sisters Hannah and Margaret, 1832 July 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 670743505

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : Calcutta, to James Mill, 1835 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270847182

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Thomas Babington Macaulay was a complex and highly intelligent figure in 19th century England. He was a critic, a popular poet, the most successful historian of his day, and a vital member of Parliament and the English government in India. Ultimately, all of his work is colored by his Whig politics, and this excellent writer is read today as little more than a relic of his time.

From the description of Thomas Babington Macaulay letter to Sarah Austin, 1839 April 11. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51907488

Thomas Babington Macaulay, British historian, essayist, and poet.

From the description of Thomas Babington Macaulay manuscript material : 3 items, 1834-1853 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 726664877

From the guide to the Thomas Babington Macaulay manuscript material : 3 items, 1834-1853, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Macaulay, British poet and historian and Whig politician.

From the description of [Letter] 1850 Jan. 18, Albany, London [to] Sir / T. B. Macaulay. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259487770

William Carey was born in 1761. He became a Baptist minister and travelled as a missionary to India with his family in 1793. He learned the local languages and, with his Indian colleagues, translated the Bible into six languages.

John Campbell was born in Edinburgh in 1766. He was ordained in 1804 and preached at the Kingsland Independent Chapel, London. He was a supporter of the abolition of slavery and became Director of the London Missionary Society (LMS) in 1805. He travelled to Africa in 1812 on behalf of the LMS and on his return in 1814 wrote Travels in South Africa .

Joseph Hume was born in Montrose, Scotland in 1777. He enlisted in the East India Company in 1799, and made a fortune in the next few years. He became the MP for Weymouth, a rotten borough, in 1812 but lost his seat the same year. He returned to Westminster as the MP for Aberdeen in 1818, and became one of the leaders of the radicals for the next 30 years. He campaigned to extend the franchise, supported the introduction of secret ballots, and voted to abolish the death penalty. He lost his seat in 1837 but represented Montrose from 1842 until his death in 1855.

Thomas Babington Macaulay was born at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire in 1800. He was the son of the abolitionist Zachary Macaulay and his wife Selina (née Mills), and was educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He subsequently studied law at Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar in 1826. He first entered parliament in 1830 as MP for Calne and subsequently for Leeds. He left parliament in 1834 to serve on the Governor-General's Council in British India, returning to Britain in 1838. In 1839 he re-entered parliament as MP for Edinburgh, keeping the seat until 1847 and spending several years as a cabinet minister. Macaulay was also known as a poet and author. Between 1839 and 1855 he wrote four volumes of a History of England . He was granted a peerage in 1857 and buried in Westminster Abbey after his death in 1859.

No information about John Philips was available at the time of compilation.

From the guide to the Carey, W; Campbell, J; Hume, J; Macaulay, T B; and Philips, J: correspondence, 1805-1847, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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