Thomas Manning (1772-1840), son of an Anglican minister from Norfolk, matriculated at Caius College, Cambridge, and eventually became a mathematical tutor there. His Introduction to Arithmetic and Algebra (vol. 1, 1796; vol. 2, 1798) was published by Benjamin Flower in Cambridge. He became a close friend and correspondent of Charles Lamb and was known thereby to many of literary figures of the Romantic movement, including Eliza Fenwick, another close friend of the Lambs.