Scottish Author Thomas Hamilton Hand Written 2 Page Letter Todd Mueller COA
“Scottish Author” Thomas Hamilton Hand Written 2 Page Letter. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (1789 – 7 December 1842) was a Scottish soldier and author. He was born in. He was the second son of. His father died a few months after he was born. After preliminary education at. He was placed in 1801 as a pupil with the Rev. And some months later with the Rev. For several months in 1803, he was with Dr. Where he matriculated the following November. He studied there three winters, proving himself an able if not very diligent student. His close college companion, of whom he saw little in after life, was. The author of’Tom Cringle’s Log. Hamilton’s bias was towards the army, and in 1810, after fully showing, in Glasgow and Liverpool, his incapacity for business, he got a commission in the 29th regiment. Twice on active service in the. He received from a musket bullet, at. A somewhat serious wound in the thigh. He was also in. With his regiment, which at length was sent to France as part of the army of occupation. About 1818, Hamilton retired on half-pay, fixing his headquarters at Edinburgh. He became a valued member of the’Blackwood’ writers. He is specially complimented in the song of personalities in the. For February 1826 Noctes, i. In his’Autobiography’ credits him with a considerable share in some of the’ploys’ led by. Hamilton married in 1820, and for several summers he and his wife lived at Lockhart’s cottage of Chiefs wood, near. Finding them very congenial neighbours and friends. In 1829, Captain and Mrs. Hamilton went to Italy, and at the end of the year Mrs. Hamilton died and was buried at Florence. Some time after his return, Hamilton visited America, bringing back materials for a book on the Americans. Marrying a second time, the widow of Sir. Governor of the Mauritius, he settled at. Former house, Elleray, and saw much of. Whom he was one of the first Scotsmen to appreciate. Visiting the continent with his wife, Hamilton was seized with paralysis at. And he died at Pisa of a second attack 7 December 1842. He was buried at Florence beside his first wife. Hamilton’s novel Cyril Thornton appeared in 1827. It is partly autobiographical, with Hamilton’s early impressions of Scottish university life and Glasgow citizens when he could call. “A pretty and rural village”, on to his military experiences. The book went through three editions in the author’s lifetime, and was one of Blackwood’s Standard Novels. In 1829, Hamilton published Annals of the Peninsular Campaign. His Men and Manners in America appeared in 1833. Craig Lamont has placed Thomas Hamilton within a’Glasgow School’ of early nineteenth century Scottish novelists, along with. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.