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FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883 (poet and translator)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1809 - 1883

Biography

Edward FitzGerald (1809-1883), poet and translator, was born at Bredfield House, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, on 31 March 1809. He entered King Edward the Sixth's Grammar School at Bury St Edmunds in 1821, and joined Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1826 (B.A., 1830). Fitzgerald settled in Suffolk, and worked on the translation of classical texts, many of which were published anonymously. His best known work is an English translation from the Persian of the 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám', published anonymously in 1859. FitzGerald died at Merton Rectory in Norfolk on 14 June 1883.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Edward FitzGerald: 'Bird-Parliament', 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4504
Scope and Contents Includes occasional notes in the hand of E.B. Cowell, who has also touched up the illegible portions of the text. Also includes: Fo. i: 'This copy of the 'Bird Parliament' was sent to me by Fitzgerald, when I was in Calcutta. It was wrecked in the Steamer from Aden and was for some weeks under the sea; when it was recovered much of the MS was almost illegible. E.B.C.' Fo. ii: 'N.B. This volume was sent out to me in 1859 or 1860, when we were staying in the Bishop of Calcutta's palace, during...
Dates: 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward FitzGerald: Bird-Parliament and letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4505, 4507
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of Fitzgerald's translation of a Sufi poem and letters to Elizabeth and Edward Cowell.

Dates: 1857-1860
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Edward Fitzgerald: Correspondence to J.W. Blakesley, 1880-1882 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/62-66
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1880-1882 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward FitzGerald: Letters to Frederick Spalding

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7756
Dates: 1865-1882
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward FitzGerald: Letters to Frederick Tennyson

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7749
Dates: 1840-1883
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward FitzGerald: letters to Stephen Spring Rice

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7750
Dates: 1851-1863
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward FitzGerald: letters to the Cowell Family and others

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7752-7754
Dates: 1837-1881
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward FitzGerald: letters to William Frederick Pollock

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7751
Dates: 1839-1882
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Howe family of Woodbridge, Suffolk: Miscellaneous papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8278
Scope and Contents The primary interest of this small collection lies in the connection of the Howe family with Edward Fitzgerald. During the decade before his death in June 1883, Fitzgerald lived at Little Grange outside Woodbridge, employing as housekeepers John Howe, a retired sailor (whom he had known since 1862), and his wife Mary Ann(e). The following documents concern this couple, their sons George Adams Howe and John Amos Howe, and Grace Howe, daughter of John Amos.The Howe family of...
Dates: 16 Aug. 1840-25 Apr. 1959 (19th century to 20th century)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters to Revd R. Wilkin Rees concerning Edward Fitzgerald, 1895-1907

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2744.5
Scope and Contents

All are letters to Wilkin Rees except where indicated.

Dates: 1895-1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters to Thomas Carlyle, with sketches of Naseby

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7062
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between E. FitzGerald and T. Carlyle, about Carlyle's investigation over the Battle of Naseby. FitzGerald sent Carlyle detailed letters, along with several sketches and watercolour paintings of the battlefield.

Dates: 1842 - 1846
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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