Thomas Thompson letterbook
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the single volume of Thomas Thompson's letterbook. The letterbook includes Thompson's personal correspondence with Robert Southey concerning Quaker related pamphlets, particularly a pamphlet entitled "Life of Wesley."
- Thompson, Thomas (Person)
The collection is open for research use.
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Thomas Thompson (1776-1861) was born in Westmorland, England, the son of Thomas Thompson and Isabel Thompson, on February 11, 1776.
Thomas Thompson had hoped to be a doctor, but the family's financial situation was negatively affected by a fire at his father's banking business. Instead of becoming a doctor, Thompson went to London where he studied pharmaceutical chemistry under William Allen. Thompson married Frances Phillips in 1807. The couple had children: George Thompson (1811), Jane Thompson (1811), William Thompson (1813), William Thompson (1813), John Thompson (1815), Christiana Thompson (1816), and Silvanus Thompson (1818). After his marriage, Thompson established a business in Liverpool as a pharmaceutical and manufacturing chemist, and later became an Elder in his meeting.
Thomas Thompson died at Cloughton near Liverpool, on March 14, 1861.
0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)
Thomas Thompson was a British Quaker, pharmaceutical chemist, and Elder in his Meeting. This letterbook includes Thompson's personal correspondence with Robert Southey concerning Quaker related pamphlets, particularly a pamphlet entitled "Life of Wesley."
The Thomas Thompson letterbook was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1939 by William A. Battey.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
- Thomas Thompson letterbook, 1820
- Kara Flynn
- August, 2015
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