Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819

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Peter Pindar is the pseudonym of John Wolcot, an English satirist.

From the guide to the Peter Pindar letter to John Walker, 1805-1812, (Ohio University)

John Wolcot studied medicine in London, took his M.D. at Aberdeen, and became physician-general of Jamaica. After returning to England, he met the painter John Opie and in 1780 the two moved from Truro to London, where Wolcot devoted himself to the writing of verse satires, mostly published under the name "Peter Pindar."

From the description of Wolcot papers, ca. 1790-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84298393

From the description of Wolcot papers, ca. 1790-1819. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146963

English satirist and poet.

From the description of Peter Pindar letter to John Walker [manuscript] 1805-1812. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13060342

Wolcot was an English poet and satirist (pseudonym, Peter Pindar). He also practiced medicine in England and Jamaica, where he was made physician general. He was noted for his satires on George III, James Boswell, and the Royal Academy.

From the description of Papers of John Wolcot, 1796-1819 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281435143

Epithet: MD; poet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000354.0x00037f

John Wolcot (1738-1819) was a poet and satirist, born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge, Devonshire. After a career that included several years in Jamaica as the governor's physician, in 1780 he moved to London and began writing satires under the name of Peter Pindar. His targets included members of the Royal Academy, the king and queen, the biographer James Boswell, and the Abyssinian traveler James Bruce.

From the description of Never published, Persian love elegies by the late Doctor John Wolcot from the original manuscripts written during his residence in Jamaica, 1832. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702177045

Pen name of John Wolcot, English satirist and poet.

From the description of The dead soldier : autograph manuscript of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870160

Pseydonymn of English physician, painter, poet, and satirist Johhn Wolcot.

From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20274198

Author.

From the description of I who could by a single frown : autograph poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583725

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Plymouth, to R.P., 1790 Jun. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583728

English satirist and poet. "Peter Pindar."

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to William Shield, "Thursday evening." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583718

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to "My old Friend", 1800 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583721

John Wolcott, English poet, satirist and physician, used the pseudonym, Peter Pindar. In 1762, Pindar began training as a physician and began practicing in 1767 in a variety of places including Jamaica.

While practicing medicine at Exeter in 1778, Pindar published his first song. Pindar established his reputation as a satirist by writing odes and lyrics about London life, politicians, and the King, between 1785 and 1795.

From the description of Song: portrait, [ca.1805]. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122582540

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referencedIn Abbott Literary Manuscripts, 1774-1949 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Autograph letter signed : Plymouth, to R.P., 1790 Jun. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Autograph letter signed with initials : [London], to William Shield, "Thursday evening." Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Castle-Bache Collection, 1683-1922 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wolcot, John : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Hermione : or, The unhappy wanderer : a tragedy in three acts. / by Peter Pindar Esqr. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Wolcot papers, ca. 1790-1819. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Autograph letter signed : London, to "My old Friend", 1800 Jan. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Etheridge, Samuel, 1771-1817. Lists of subscribers and prospectusues : scrapbook, 1807-1820?. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Song: portrait, [ca.1805]. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Peter Pindar Manuscripts, 1780s-1810s Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Commonplace book containing poetry, [circa 1778-1787]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. The dead soldier : autograph manuscript of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Elizabeth Wright letter, October 8, 1799 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. I who could by a single frown : autograph poem, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wright, Elizabeth. [Elizabeth Wright letter] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Peter Pindar letter to John Walker [manuscript] 1805-1812. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Peter Pindar Manuscripts, 1780s-1810s Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Vol. I. ff. i+93.Bookplates and Book-stamps: Hennell (Edward Whittaker): circ. 1885.Bindings ENGLISH: Red morocco, gold-tooled, by J. Zaehnsdorf: 19th-20th cent.Joseph Zaehnsdorf, bookbinder: Bound, 19th-20th cent.includes:ff. 2, 3b, 5 Art. Portra... British Library
creatorOf Peter Pindar letter to John Walker, 1805-1812 Ohio University
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. [Mathematical exercise book] University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Wolcot papers, ca. 1790-1819. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Never published, Persian love elegies by the late Doctor John Wolcot from the original manuscripts written during his residence in Jamaica, 1832. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hartstonge, Matthew Weld, fl. 1815-1825. Matthew Weld Martstonge papers, 1760-1815. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wolcott, Frank H., 1876-. Historical data records: Wolcott family. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Papers of John Wolcot, 1796-1819 (inclusive). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Papers, 1790-1820. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn English-language manuscript verse in the Houghton Library: First-line index, ca. 1000-ca. 1820. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chute, William, 1757-1824. Commonplace book, [179-?]. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Josiah : or the brewer, a tale : manuscript, undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1769-1798 person
associatedWith Castle family family
associatedWith Chute, William, 1757-1824. person
associatedWith Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806. person
associatedWith Giddy, Edward Collins. person
associatedWith Hartstonge, Matthew Weld, fl. 1815-1825. person
associatedWith Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. person
associatedWith Holman, Louis A. (Louis Arthur), 1866-1939 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Peter Pindar (John Wolcot), poet, 1738-1819 person
associatedWith Rivington, James, 1724-1802. person
associatedWith Shield, William, 1748-1829, person
associatedWith Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831. person
associatedWith Trelawny, William, Sir, 6th Baronet, d. 1772. person
associatedWith Wolcott, Frank H., 1876- person
associatedWith Wright, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Wright, Elizabeth. person
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Plymouth, Devon
Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure
Plympton, Devon
Brighton, Sussex
Great Britain
London, England
England
Jamaica
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Authors, English--Manuscripts
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Elegiac poetry, English
Occasional verse, English
English poetry--18th century
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Verse satire, English
Satire, English
Political satire
Satirists, English--19th century--Correspondence
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English poetry--19th century
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Birth 1738-05-09

Death 1819-01-14

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