Thomas Stanley 1625-1678
Thomas STANLEY 1625-1678
Born in Cumberlow Green, Hertfordshire, son of Sir Thomas Stanley. Entered Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1639; proceeded MA in 1642. He left England for the continent during the civil war, returning from France in 1646. A poet and classical/philosophical scholar, Stanley published his Poems and Translations in 1647 and his History of Philosophy was published by Humphrey Mosely and Thomas Dring in 1655. Stanley was elected to the Royal Society in 1661 and became a fellow in 1663.
Books with his armorial stamp survive; his manuscripts were bought by John Moore and passed to Cambridge University Library.
- British Armorial Bindings.
- Chernaik, Warren. "Stanley, Thomas (1625–1678), poet and classical scholar." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Flower, M. Thomas Stanley (1625-1676): a bibliography, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 1 (1950), 139-72.
- McKitterick, D. Cambridge University Library: a history, 1986, 129.