Campbell, Thomas (M)

Surname: Campbell
Forename(s): Thomas
b. 27 July 1777. d. 15 June 1844. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, lecturer, and editor. Born in Glasgow. Attended Glasgow Grammar School and the University of Glasgow. Moved to Edinburgh in 1798 where he began to establish his literary career and befriended prominent literary celebrities. Made an extended visit to Germany in 1800. Married Mathilda Sinclair on 10 October 1803. Became a successful and popular lecturer. Editor of the New Monthly Magazine (1820-1830). His campaign for a London university led to the foundation of University College. In 1826 Campbell was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow. Campaigned for the independence of Poland. Publications include The Pleasures of Hope (1799), Gertrude of Wyoming (1809), Specimens of the British Poets (1819), and Theodric (1824). Biographical information: ODNB. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 8
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
To the Rainbow 1825-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10282
Lines Written in Sickness 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13973
Field Flowers 1833-09-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3127
The Dirge of Wallace 1841-05-15 The Chartist Circular Poet 100
On the Launch of A First-Rate 1842-04-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5323
Chorus. From the Jephthes of Buchanan 1844-12-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5482
On Getting Home the Portrait of a Female Child, Six Years Old, Painted by Eugenio Latilla 1845-02-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5804
Lines on His New Child-Sweetheart 1845-03-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5811