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.
All are letters to Wilkin Rees except where indicated.
Presented by Sir Stephen Gaselee, 16 May 1939.
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Letters to Revd R. Wilkin Rees concerning Edward Fitzgerald, MS Add.2744.5