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. BA Beloit C Phd 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 Toward the end of his life he published a massive, yet incomplete, History of England, and also wrote an unpublished History of France, among other works.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.
Scope and Content
The collection contains research materials relating to Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay. 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. Pinney's notecard index of Macaulay's correspondence reflects the majority of the chronologically sorted letters. There are also folders of unsorted letters and letters of indeterminate date. The series of correspondence by others consists of photocopies letters about Macaulay by family members and others, both during and after his lifetime. Other research materials include collected biographical materials, published articles about Macaulay, catalogue information about collections of Macaulay letters and notable people, copies of literary and business works by Macaulay, and copies or transcriptions of journals and memoirs about Macaulay by family members. Bound volumes include published works by Macaulay family members and a dissertation about Macaulay's literature. The index of letters is an index prepared by Pinney on notecards. It is organized by date. The completeness of this index has not been verified. The microfilm series consists of four reels of microfilm.
Organized in the following series: Correspondence by Macaulay (Boxes 1-10), Correspondence by others (Box 11), Research materials (Box 12), Bound Volumes (Box 13), Oversize (Box 14), Index of Letters (Box 15), and Microfilm (Box 16). Arranged primarily chronologically within each series. Correspondence by others is arranged alphabetically by last name, then in chronological order. No photocopies may be made of facsimile materials. Original letters (primarily to and from Pinney) and original transcriptions may be copied.