De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859

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Dates:
Birth 1785-08-15
Death 1859-12-08
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000543.0x0002d6

De Quincey was an English essayist and critic.

From the description of Compositions, 1818-185-. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80714484

From the guide to the Compositions, 1818-185-?., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English Romantic author Thomas De Quincey was a brilliant classical scholar, and wrote on diverse topics in a digressive, somewhat disorganized, but highly engaging style. He wroe novels, short stories, and biographies, but his most interesting works were an unclassifiable mixture of scholarship, journalism, meditation, and reminiscence.

From the description of Thomas De Quincey letter and partial autobiography, ca. 1820-1850. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432609

Thomas De Quincey, English writer. Best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1822). De Quincey counted Wordsworth and Coleridge among his friends, and his biographical accounts of the two poets helped to establish their reputations in the later 19th century.

From the guide to the Thomas De Quincey manuscript material : 15 items, 1811-1853, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English author.

From the description of Letter and portrait of Thomas De Quincey [manuscript], 1821. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647861088

From the description of Some Thoughts on Biography. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39208724

From the description of AMs fragment concerning Confessions of an English opium-eater, [1845]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145507013

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Edinburgh], to John Johnstone, [1827] Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518570

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fox Ghyle, to [J.A. Hessey], 1824 Apr. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870639

English Romantic author Thomas De Quincey was a brilliant classical scholar, and wrote on diverse topics in a digressive, somewhat disorganized, but highly engaging style. He wrote novels, short stories, and biographies, but his most interesting works were an unclassifiable mixture of scholarship, journalism, meditation, and reminiscence.

From the description of Thomas De Quincey letters and manuscript notes, 1824-1852. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734499

Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore led British troops on campaigns in Portugal and Spain during the Peninsular War of 1807-1814.

From the description of Notes on Wordsworth's Convention of Cintra, 1809. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 297148966

Thomas De Quincey, English writer. He is best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822). De Quincey counted Wordsworth and Coleridge among his friends, and his biographical accounts of the two poets helped develop their reputation in the later 19th century.

From the description of Thomas De Quincey manuscript material : 11 items, 1811-1853. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 173667651

De Quincey was an English author.

From the description of Thomas De Quincey papers, 1794-1904. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612750857

From the description of Papers, 1794-1904 [microform]. (Harvard University, Wadsworth House). WorldCat record id: 162143682

From the guide to the Thomas De Quincey papers, 1794-1904., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859), the son of a Manchester merchant, was educated at Oxford where it is believed that his life-long addiction to opium began. He was acquainted with key Romantic writers including Coleridge and Wordsworth. In 1817 he married Peggy Simpson, a farmer's daughter with whom he had 3 daughters and 5 sons. He wrote principally for periodicals, including The London Magazine, Blackwood's and the Quarterly . His best-known work, Confessions of an Opium Eater, was originally serialised in The London Magazine in 1821.

From the guide to the Autobiographical fragment by Thomas De Quincey concerning his diet and health, 1837, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

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Subjects:

  • Education
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century
  • Opium abuse
  • Drugs and literature
  • English literature--18th century
  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814
  • Medical care--History--19th century
  • Porridge--Manuscripts
  • Autobiography 19th century
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Household employees--History--19th century
  • English literature--19th century
  • London Magazine
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Biography

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  • Authors

Places:

  • London (England) (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Grinton, North Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Hobart, Tasmania (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Victoria, Australia (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)