The Death of Thomas De Quincey – 8 December 1859

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Thomas Penson De Quincey, author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, died in Edinburgh on 8 December 1859 – he was 74.

To mark the day, here is a newspaper obituary of De Quincey that was published two weeks after his death.

historical newspaper report on thomas de quincey

Royal Cornwall Gazette – Friday 23 December 1859

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historical newspaper report on thomas de quincey

Manchester Times – Friday 08 August 1890

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