Park, Thomas

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two documents from 1792 containing biographical and critical notes on the poet William Drummond. The first document is the work of Thomas Park, while the second is in a different hand with Park's notes in the margin.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Park was born in 1759 and spent his early life training to be an engraver. In 1797 he changed his occupation, turning his total attention instead to literature and antiquities. In 1792 he published his first volume of verse. He went on to publish more verse but mainly he edited many historical and literary works. He died in 1834.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library compiled by Reginald Arthur Rye.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The British Library, London, holds correspondence, 1798-1819 (Ref: Add MS 18916), letters to Thomas Hill, 1799-1814 (Add MS 20083), and letters to the Royal Literary Fund, 1805-1811 (Ref: Loan 96). The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, holds letters to Francis Douce, 1807-1818 (Ref: MSS Douce d21-23, 31). The University of Toronto Library has poems by Park.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.