Thomas Forbes Kelsall

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Thomas Forbes Kelsall (1799-September 1872), was an English lawyer and literary figure. For some time he lived at 3 Houndwell Lane, Southampton. He married Frances Anne Harrison on 21 April 1829.

T. F. Kelsall was the literary executor and friend of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, and edited some of his published work, including the notable Death's Jest Book: or, The Fool's Tragedy, in 1850. He wrote the obituary of Beddoes that appeared in the Fortnightly Review, vol. 18, p. 75.

Books Published[edit]

  • Beddoes, T. L. Death's Jest Book: or, The Fool's Tragedy, 1850.
  • Beddoes, T. L. Poems of the late Thomas Lovell Beddoes, 1851
  • Beddoes, T. L. Poems, Posthumous and Collected, 1851

See also[edit]

Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society website


    • "The Anatomy of Revolution: Beddoes and Buchner" by Frederick Burwick Pacific Coast Philology, Vol. 6, Apr., 1971 (Apr., 1971), pp. 5-12
  • Lytton Strachey, Books and Characters art. on Beddoes.
  • Dictionary of National Biography, (article on Beddoes) 1911. v. 4, p. 91
  • birth and death dates of T F Kelsall