Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 12 December 1757

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Letter ID: letters.0294 (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: 12 December 1757 [i]
Date (on letter): Dec: 12. 1757
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 1 page, 206 mm x 160 mm
Address panel: To / Dr Wharton M:D: in / King's-Arms Yard Coleman-Street / London (postmark: 13 DE)


Language: English
Incipit: You will wonder, why I trouble you so soon with another letter....

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 100-101, 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 LXIX, vol. ii, 301 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter LXXVII, vol. iii, 182-183 - 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. CLV, vol. i, 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. 258, vol. ii, 542-543 - view pages