Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842

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Thomas Arnold was an English deacon, reformer and historian, best known as headmaster of the Rugby School. After a distinguished educational career, he was appointed headmaster of the Rugby School, where his influence on students enhanced his reputation as the students made names for themselves after graduation. He also published social criticism, collections of his sermons, translations of classical works, and histories. An active social reformer, Arnold shared his liberal views as an educator, critic, and deacon. His son and student, poet and critic Matthew Arnold, was greatly influenced by his father's teaching and theories.

From the description of Thomas Arnold letter to Gentlemen, circa 1830 Feb. 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147340

English educator; father of Matthew Arnold.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beaumont St., to an unidentified correspondent, [1842?] Saturday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131468

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rugby, to an unidentified recipient, 1841 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131729

Epithet: Headmaster of Rugby

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x000095

English educator and historian, headmaster of Rugby, 1828-1842, and father of Matthew Arnold. He was called "Arnold of Rugby"

From the guide to the Thomas Arnold letters, 1837, 1840, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832,. Scrapbook containing letters from prominent authors and other public figures [manuscript] 19th century. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vol. VII. (ff. 393). 1834-1835.Education: Correspondence of Dr. Butler, when Head-master of Shrewsbury School: 1798-1836.Archdeaconry of Derby: Correspondence of Dr. Butler when Archdeacon: 1822-1836.Shrewsbury, Shropshire: Correspondence and papers ..., 1834-1835 British Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Foreign Letters, 1796-1979 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
referencedIn Thomas Arnold collection, 1836-1842 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Thomas Arnold letters, 1837, 1840 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn KNIGHTLEY MANUSCIPTS. Vol. IV A (ff. 249). Letters and papers, mostly autograph, of peers, statesmen, men of letters, etc., arranged alphabetically; 1690 -1908. Included are three letters, in French, addressed to the Marquise du Châtelet (supplement..., 1690-1908 British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS, many addressed to General Sir Frederick Stovin, K.C.M.G., and his wife; late 18th cent. -early 19th cent. The autographs include those of Longfellow, Wellington, Admiral Sir Charles Napier, Lord Cardigan, Sir Herbert Taylor, L... British Library
referencedIn Vol. DCCIX (ff. 201). [19th century]includes:ff. 1-103 passim Religion: Memoranda by W. E. Gladstone rel. to: 1832-1894.ff. 65-94 passim Theology: Memoranda by W. E. Gladstone on theological subjects: [1829]-1894.ff. 104-130 Poetry ENGLISH: Ver..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf De Montalk, Edmund, d. 1901. Papers. National Library of New Zealand
referencedIn Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Matthew Arnold correspondence, 1790-1889. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hallam, Henry, 1779-1859. Letter [manuscript] : to Thomas Butt. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Correspondence and papers of the Arnold-Forster family British Library
referencedIn Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Letter to an autograph collector, 1866 October 30. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842. Letter, 1839 Apr. 29 : Rugby, to H. Rodd, London. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Vol. X. (ff. 549). 1839.Henry Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux (1830): Letters to M. Napier: 1827-1843.Edinburgh Review; The: Correspondence of M. Napier as editor of: 1829-1847.includes:ff. 1, 128, 481 James Stuart: Correspondence with M. Napier: 1..., 1839 British Library
referencedIn Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Letter : Cheyne Row, Chelsea, to A. P. Stanley, 1844 Mar 18. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Letter, 1863 Oct. 28 : London, to John H. Whitaker, Manchester. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf CROSS PAPERS. Vol. XXVII (ff. 200). Miscellaneous papers; 1702-bef. 1903. 1. ff. 1-95. Drafts of Part II, Appendix B, The character of the Queen as shown in her letters on public affairs, and Part III, Appendix B, The character of the Queen as shown ..., 1702-1903 British Library
creatorOf CHARNWOOD AUTOGRAPHS. Vol. IV. Artistic, dramatic and scientific autogaphs, etc.; circa 16th-20th cent. Included are Sir Christopher Wren, Sir Godfrey Kneller, William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Wright of Derby, William Blake, David Cox, Si..., approximately 16th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. VII. (ff. 648). 1835,1836.Henry Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux (1830): Letters to M. Napier: 1827-1843.Edinburgh Review; The: Correspondence of M. Napier as editor of: 1829-1847.includes:ff. 1, 2, 23, 78, 94, 104, 308, 401, 409, 456, 507, 641..., 1835-1836 British Library
referencedIn W. H. (William Henry) Smyth correspondence, 1820-1864, 1820-1864 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hallam, Henry, 1779-1859. Letter, 1834 Sep 11 [manuscript]: to Thomas Butt. University of Queensland, UQ Library
referencedIn Waller, John O., 1916-. Correspondence between Arnold Whitridge and John O. Waller re Arnold, the Arnold family, and Arnold scholarship [manuscript], 1961-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Letter, Concord, [Mass.], 1866 March 30, to Mrs. B. Clough, London. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Correspondence, diaries, notebooks and other papers of the Arnold family, 1810-1894 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842. Thomas Arnold letter, 1826. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn POSITIVIST PAPERS. Vol. XVIII (ff. 167). Miscellaneous groups of letters, viz.:-(1) Letters to Congreve from Dr Thomas Arnold of Rugby and his wife Mary; 1837-1843. Congreve was a Rugby boy (1832-1837) and subsequently a master there (1845-1848). ff...., 1837-1899 British Library
creatorOf Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842. Thomas Arnold letter to Gentlemen, circa 1830 Feb. 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Vol. XIX (ff. 195). 1905-1913.includes:f. 1 William Waldegrave Palmer, Viscount Wolmer; 2nd Earl of Selborne: Letters to Lord Cross: aft. 1895, 1905. f. 2 Art. Engravings, etc: Letter to Lord Cawdor in reply to congratulations: 1905. f. 2 Frederick..., 1905-1913 British Library
creatorOf Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842. Autograph letter signed : Beaumont St., to an unidentified correspondent, [1842?] Saturday. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Smyth, W. H. (William Henry), 1788-1865. Correspondence, 1820-1864. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Arnold, Thomas, 1795-1842. Autograph letter signed : Rugby, to an unidentified recipient, 1841 Apr. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ingham, Robert. Letter, 1845, August 11, Westoe, South Shield, England, to President Wayland. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Arnold, Mary Penrose, 1791-1873. Diaries. The College of Wooster, Libraries
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Arnold Family family
associatedWith Arnold, Mary Penrose, 1791-1873. person
associatedWith Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Arnold, Thomas person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. person
associatedWith De Montalk, Edmund, d. 1901. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969, person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Hallam, Henry, 1779-1859. person
associatedWith Hallam, Henry, 1779-1859. person
associatedWith Ingham, Robert. person
associatedWith Rivingtons (Firm), corporateBody
associatedWith Rodd, H. person
associatedWith Smyth, W. H. (William Henry), 1788-1865. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sandiacre, Derbyshire
Appleby, Lincolnshire
Waterloo, Belgium
Great Britain
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
England
Alvaston, Derbyshire
India, Asia
London, England
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Teachers--History--19th century
School principals--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1795-06-13

Death 1842-06-12

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