Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, [18 December 1750]

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Letter ID: letters.0177 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 33
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 33[?]


Date of composition: [18 December 1750] [i]
Date (on letter): Dec: 18
Calendar: Julian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.; 3 pages, 186 mm x 113 mm


Language: English
Incipit: You are apprised by this time (I don't doubt) that your Mr Spencer...
Mentioned: Brown, James, 1709-1784 [i]
Speed, Henrietta Jane, 1728-1783 [i]
Stonhewer, Richard, 1728-1809 [i]
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 [i]

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 43-44, Manuscripts collection, British Library [i], London, UK <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Poems of Mr. Gray. To which are prefixed Memoirs of his Life and Writings by W[illiam]. Mason. York: printed by A. Ward; and sold by J. Dodsley, London; and J. Todd, York, 1775, letter xiv, section iv, 221 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by Thomas James Mathias. London: William Bulmer, 1814, section IV, letter XIV, vol. i, 331-332 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter XXXIII, vol. ii, 227-229 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. in one. London: J. Sharpe, 1819, letter LXXV, vol. i, 160-161 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter XL, vol. iii, 98-101 - 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. XCVIII, vol. i, 220-222 - view pages
  • Essays and Criticisms by Thomas Gray. Ed. with Introduction and Notes by Clark Sutherland Northup. Boston and London: D. C. Heath & Co., 1911, letter excerpt, 173-174 - 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. 156, vol. i, 334-340 - view pages