Poems on several occasions, Odes, Epigrams, and Miscellanies, by Thomas Fitzgerald

Scope and Content

Loose sheets containing fair copies, in a single hand of c.1750, of Fitzgerald's published "Poems on Several Occasions", and his largely unpublished "Odes", "Epigrams", and "Miscellanies", the text of the first seemingly slightly revised from the 1733 edition.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Fitzgerald (1695?-1752), a now largely forgotten writer, was a schoolmaster clergyman who published editions of Latin texts for the use of his pupils at Westminster School, as well as his own Poems on Several Occasions (1733). He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1717 (M.A., 1721), and was ordained deacon and priest in 1718.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Bernard Quaritch, November 1960


In English

Other Finding Aids


See Oliver Pickering, "Thomas Fitzgerald's Criticism of Gulliver's Travels", in Swift: The Enigmatic Dean: Festschrift for Hermann Josef Real, ed. Rudolf Freiburg, Arno Lffler and Wolfgang Zach (Tubingen: Stauffenburg, 1998), pp.213-20.