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Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907



  • Existence: 1859 - 1907

Biographical Note

Francis Thompson was educated at Ushaw College and studied medicine in Manchester. He lived in poverty for some years, but was assisted by the Meynell family. His first volume of poems appeared in 1893. Thompson also produced some literary criticism and works of prose during his lifetime. Thompson, a Catholic, is best known for his work "The hound of heaven."

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Identifier

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Coventry Patmore collection

Abstract The collection contains manuscripts by British poet Coventry Patmore. It also contains letters by and to Coventry Patmore from major 19th Century British literary figures including Alfred Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin as well as a number of letters from members of Patmore's family including Harriet Patmore, Tennyson Patmore and Peter Patmore. Finally, the collection includes visual materials: a drawing of Emily Augusta Patmore, photographs of...
Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1818 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1818 - 1896

Boston College collection of Francis Thompson

Abstract Collection documenting the literary career of British Catholic author Francis Thompson through his correspondence, financial records, and manuscripts of book reviews, essays, plays, and poetry. Of note are notebooks spanning his career, in which he recorded daily thoughts and formulated the ideas and structures for what would become his published works. In addition to Thompson's own papers, the collection documents his impact on other scholars and artists via their biographical works,...
Restrictions on Access Collection is open for research. Recordings on audio cassette and phonograph disc have been digitally copied; all original media was retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room. Recordings on audio reel and motion picture film are not available for playback due to format impermanence and can not be reformatted by Burns Library at this time. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific...
Dates: 1876 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1962