Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, [10 August 1746]

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Letter ID: letters.0138 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 29
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 29[?]


Date of composition: [10 August 1746] [i]
Date (on letter): Sunday
Calendar: Julian


Place of composition: Stoke Poges, United Kingdom [i]
Address (on letter): Stoke

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 3 pages, 239 mm x 181 mm
Address panel: To / [...]mas Wharton Esq Fellow of / [...]mbroke Hall / Cambridge (postmark: 13 AV)


Language: English
Incipit: I am just returned hither from Town, where I have past better...
Mentioned: Brown, James, 1709-1784 [i]
Stonhewer, Richard, 1728-1809 [i]
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 [i]

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 11-12, Manuscripts collection, British Library [i], London, UK <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter VI, vol. ii, 151-156 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter IX, vol. iii, 1-8 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, including the correspondence of Gray and Mason, 3 vols. Ed. by Duncan C. Tovey. London: George Bell and Sons, 1900-12, letter no. LXVI, vol. i, 129-136 - view pages
  • Correspondence of Thomas Gray, 3 vols. Ed. by the late Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley, with corrections and additions by H. W. Starr. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971 [1st ed. 1935], letter no. 120, vol. i, 232-239 - view pages