Thomas Kibble Hervey, born in Scotland, was educated at the grammar school in Manchester and worked as a law clerk before study at Cambridge (Caius College, 1822, Trinity College, 1823). There he composed his first volume, Australia, the success of which led him to pursue a literary career. Hervey was editor of Friendship's Offering (1826-27), The Amaranth (1839), and contributed to the Athenaeum, which he edited from 1846 to 1853. He was a frequent contributor to gift books and annuals.
Australia, with other poems. 1824.
The poetical sketch-book. 1829.
The devil's progress: a poem. 1830.
Gems of modern sculpture. 1831.
Illustrations of modern sculpture. 1834.
The book of Christmas. 1836.
The English Helicon of the nineteenth century. 1841.
A selection of essays from the Livre Cent et Un. 3 vols, nd.