Thomas Russell studied with Joseph Warton at Winchester College and at New College Oxford (B.A. 1784, Fellow). He was ordained in 1788 and died the same year of tuberculosis. He contributed two essays to the Gentleman's Magazine (1782-83). After Russell's death his sonnets were widely admired, along with those of William Lisle Bowles, his friend and contemporary at Winchester and Oxford.
Sonnets and miscellaneous poems. 1789.
Poems of Cuthbert Shaw and Thomas Russell, ed. Eric Partridge. 1925.