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Thomas Campbell

(1733—1795) Church of Ireland clergyman and traveller


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(1733–1795), clergyman and author. Born in Glack, Co. Tyrone, and educated at TCD. A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland (1776), in forty-five letters, purports to be the record of an Englishman's tour, and argues for political union. A Diary of a Visit to England in 1755 (1854) was discovered in Sydney, Australia, where his brother Charles had emigrated in 1810. It describes meetings with Johnson, Goldsmith, and Burke.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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