A collection of papers by and about Thomson, including holograph works, diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers.
James Thomson Papers
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Thomson (1834-82) was a poet and pessimist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections)
Bought from P. J. Dobell and given by Friends of the Bodleian, 1952
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
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.
The collection was made mainly by Bertram Dobell, and includes material from the collection made by John William Barrs.