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



  • Existence: 1809 - 1883


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.

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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
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