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Thomas Pringle, Esq. Author of the ' African Sketches', 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059G/1

Scope and Contents

A photographic copy of an engraving of Thomas Pringle (1789-1834) the Scottish poet, journalist and philanthropist. Pringle was a co-editor of the ‘Edinburgh Monthly Magazine’ from 1817-19 and spent the years between 1820-1826 at the Cape where he was connected with John Fairbairn (see Y3059F/5) in various enterprises. From 1822-24 he was Parliamentary Librarian and on his return to England became secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society in 1827. His ‘African Sketches’ (London 1834) contains poems relating to his period at the Cape.


  • 1861


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1 photographic print(s)


91 x 105 mm.

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