Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 9 March 1755

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Letter ID: letters.0227 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 38
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 38[?]


Date of composition: 9 March 1755 [i]
Date (on letter): March, 9. 1755
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 2 pages, 204 mm x 162 mm


Language: English
Incipit: According to my reckoning Mrs Wh: should have been brought to bed...
Mentioned: Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764 [i]
Gray, Philip, 1676-1741 [i]
Stonhewer, Richard, 1728-1809 [i]

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 69-70, 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 xx, section iv, 232-233 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by Thomas James Mathias. London: William Bulmer, 1814, section IV, letter XX, vol. i, 342-343 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter XLVI, vol. ii, 253-255 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. in one. London: J. Sharpe, 1819, letter LXXXVIII, vol. ii, 5-6 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter LIII, vol. iii, 128-130 - 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. CXVIII, vol. i, 261-262 - 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, 177-178 - 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. 196, vol. i, 420-422 - view pages