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Thomas Pinney Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
The collection contains research materials relating to English historian, poet, and politician Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) collected by English professor Thomas Pinney. The majority consist of photocopies of letters by Macaulay spanning his lifetime. These may be photocopies of original letters, copies from microfilm, copies of published letters, transcriptions, or excerpts.
Background
Thomas Pinney is a Professor of English, emeritus, at Pomona College. He has edited published volumes of the letters of Thomas Babington Macaulay and Rudyard Kipling, and is the author of A history of wine in America. He received a BA from Beloit and a Phd from Yale. Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859, was an English historian, poet and politician. He attended Trinity College Cambridge, and received numerous awards for his poetry and prose there. He wrote numerous essays for the Edinburgh Review. A stout Whig in politics, he ultimately followed his abolitionist father's principles, spoke eloquently in favor of parliamentary reform and was prominent in the colonial government of India. Toward the end of his life he published a massive, yet incomplete, History of England, and also wrote an unpublished History of France, among other works. He was raised to the title of Baron in 1857.
Extent
Approximately 800 pieces.
Restrictions
No photocopies may be made of facsimile materials. Original letters (primarily to and from Pinney) and original transcriptions may be copied.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.