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Papers of and concerning Thomas Campbell., 1806-1829.

Identifier: MSS.42052-42054

Scope and Contents

Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet and writer. In 1819, Campbell completed a project that he had been working on since 1805 in producing 'Specimens of the British poets'. It was published by John Murray. The letters in this series are of Thomas Campbell to John Murray and largely relate to the production of this work and the aftermath of the publication. Campbell also mentions other poets and acquaintances of his, including Joanna Baillie and Sir Walter Scott.

In addition to the letters, there are also page proofs for the introductory essay on Chaucer that would appear in 'Specimens of the British poets', as well as financial and legal documents relating to the same publication.


  • Creation: 1806-1829.

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3 Folders


The letters have been placed in chronological order at the start of the sequence, followed by the page proofs and finally the financial and legal documents.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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