James Thomson (1834-82) was a poet and pessimist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
A collection of papers by and about Thomson, including holograph works, diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers.
The collection was made mainly by Bertram Dobell, and includes material from the collection made by John William Barrs.Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought from P. J. Dobell and given by Friends of the Bodleian, 1952Access Conditions
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M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38864-911.Related Units of Description
Further papers and printed miscellanea, and a collection of books by and about Thomson, are among the Dobell Papers. See also the Research papers of Henry Salt on James Thomson, 1886-1906 (MSS. Eng. c. 2383-4).
Poetry | 19th century
Barrs | John William | fl 1861-1901
Dobell | Bertram | 1842-1914 | Bookseller and Man of Letters
Thomson | James | 1834-1882 | Poet and Pessimist
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