Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 8 December 1757

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Letter ID: letters.0293 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 40
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 40[?]


Date of composition: 8 December 1757 [i]
Date (on letter): Dec: 8. 1757
Calendar: Gregorian


Place of composition: [Cambridge, United Kingdom] [i]

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 1 page, 205 mm x 160 mm
Address panel: To / Dr Thomas Wharton M:D: in / King's Arms Yard, Coleman Street / London (postmark: 9 DE)


Language: English
Incipit: I have received the draught you were so good to send me, & the money...
Mentioned: Butler, J., Mr [i]

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 102-103, 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 LXVIII, vol. ii, 299-300 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter LXXVI, vol. iii, 181-182 - 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. CLIV, vol. i, 371-372 - 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. 257, vol. ii, 541-542 - view pages