Thomas Campbell letter to Frederick De George


Creator: Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844.
Date(s): 1824 November 12
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0807
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Autograph letter signed from Irish poet Thomas Campbell to Frederick De George.
Physical Description: 1 item (3 pages)
Source: Purchase, July 2007.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, August 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Irish poet Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) is often regarded as a transitional poet, following the style of the classical poetry of the eighteenth century, but incorporating the Romantic ideals of freedom over tyranny, patriotism, and social justice.


"Thomas Campbell," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 93: British Romantic Poets, 1789-1832, First Series (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). (accessed August 17, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

Autograph letter signed from Thomas Campbell to Frederick De George. Campbell discusses a new poem he is writing and describes arrangements for having several of his other works, including Theodric and The Pleasures of Hope, translated into French. Campbell apologizes for his late reply and for not corresponding in French, but blames the ill health which recently kept him away from London in Cheltenham. He also asks what he needs to do "to be a candidate for the honour of a seat in the Academy."

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Shelving Summary

Box 53, F0807: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

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Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0807, Thomas Campbell letter to Frederick De George, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

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Container List

Thomas Campbell letter to Frederick De George, 1824 November 12 3 pp. Box 53, F0807

Autograph letter signed.

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