Cut signature of poet Thomas Campbell from his memorandum book, a scrap of writing
Place Published: NO
Date Published: 1877
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Cut signature 2-1/2 x 1-3/8 inch paper mounted on a larger paper of Thomas Campbell from his memorandum book and a scrap of writing noted by A. Campbell stating date of 9 May, 1877 on a separate piece of paper.
Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland; he was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became University College London. In 1799 he wrote "The Pleasures of Hope", a traditional 18th-century didactic poem in heroic couplets. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs—"Ye Mariners of England", "The Soldier's Dream", "Hohenlinden" and, in 1801, "The Battle of the Baltic".