PURNELL, THOMAS (1834 - 1889), author

Name: Thomas Purnell
Date of birth: 1834
Date of death: 1889
Gender: Male
Occupation: author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born at Tenby. He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, 1852, and later went to London, where he became a journalist and writer. From 1862 until 1866 he was assistant secretary and librarian of the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. He wrote to the Athenaeum under the pseudonym ' Q '; he also founded a small club, the ' Decemviri,' with A. C. Swinburne, J. McN. Whistler, and others as members. He came to know Mazzini, to whom he introduced Swinburne and others. He published: Literature and its Professors, 1867; Dramatists of the Present Day, 1871; Correspondence and Works of Charles Lamb, 1871; To London and elsewhere, 1881; The Lady Drusilla: a Psychological Romance, 1886; Dust and Diamonds: Essays, 1888; and edited Historian Quatuor Regum Angliae (by John Herd) for the Roxburghe Club, 1868.


Published date: 1959

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