Thomson, James, 1700-1748

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Birth 1700-09-11
Death 1748-08-27

Biographical notes:

Thomson was a Scottish poet and dramatist.

From the guide to the Copyright documents, 1729-1750/1., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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From the description of Autograph letters signed (12) : to Miss Elizabeth Young, 1743 Mar. 10-1745 Nov. 4 [one undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572239

English poet and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [William Cranstoun], 1735 Oct. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572228

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kew Lane, to [the Dowager Viscountess Barrington], 1745 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572233

Thomson was a Scottish poet.

From the description of Copyright documents, 1729-1751. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84308414

James Thomson (1700-1748) the Scottish poet and dramatist. For fuller details of his life and literary achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

From the guide to the Letter from 'Buff' to 'Marquis', by James Thomson, 1742, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

A general outline of the life and works of the Scottish dramatist and poet James Thomson can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography ; there are also numerous biographical and critical evaluations

From the guide to the Lisy's parting with her cat, by James Thomson, ca.1725, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)


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  • Letters--18th century
  • English poetry--18th century
  • Drama--18th century
  • Conduct of life--Early works to 1900
  • Copyright--18th century
  • Masques with music--Librettos
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Letters 18th century


  • Dramatists
  • Poets


  • England (as recorded)