Thomas Moore: Poetical works of the late Thomas Little

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A calligraphic manuscript of Poetical works of the late Thomas Little, 124 numbered pages, executed by Ensign George Mackay. At the front of the volume is the bookplate of Lord Gray.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Moore (1779-1852), poet, was born in Dublin on 28 May 1779. He attended Trinity College, Dublin, and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1799. He became admiralty registrar at Bermuda in 1803. Moore won a reputation as the national lyricist of Ireland through his Irish melodies, published between 1807 and 1834 with music by Sir John Stevenson. His other works include Poetical works of the late Thomas Little (1801) and Lalla Rookh (1817). He died at Sloperton Cottage, near Calne, Wiltshire, on 25 February 1852.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Thomas Moore in Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, vol. XIII (London, 1909), pp. 827-832.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Bibliography

The collection is no. 23 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 5.

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