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
lifetime. These may be photocopies of original letters, copies from microfilm,
copies of published letters, transcriptions, or excerpts.
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unpublished History of France, among other works.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.
Approximately 800 pieces.
No photocopies may be made of facsimile materials. Original letters (primarily to
and from Pinney) and original transcriptions may be copied.
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