Thomas Gray to James Brown, [28 May 1759]

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Letter ID: letters.0339 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 42
Addressee: Brown, James, 1709-1784 [i]
Addressee's age: 50[?]


Date of composition: [28 May 1759] [i]
Calendar: Gregorian


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


Language: English
Incipit: You will receive tomorrow Caractacus piping hot, I hope before...
Mentioned: Mason, William, 1724-1797 [i]
Palgrave, William, 1735-1799 [i]
Stonhewer, Richard, 1728-1809 [i]
Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]

Holding Institution

Fitzwilliam Museum [i], Cambridge, UK <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes; a photostat is in MS. Toynbee d.32, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Print Versions

  • The Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, with Letters to the Rev. James Brown, D.D. Ed. by the Rev. John Mitford. London: Richard Bentley, 1853, letter XLIX, 195-197 - 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. CXCV, vol. ii, 113-114 - 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. 294, vol. ii, 622-623 - view pages