Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, [c. 20 June 1760]

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Letter ID: letters.0361 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 43
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 43[?]


Date of composition: [c. 20 June 1760] [i]
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.; 5 pages, 200 mm x 160 mm


Language: English
Incipit: I heard yesterday from your old Friend Mr. Field, that Mrs Wharton...
Mentioned: Macpherson, James, 1736-1796 [i]
Mason, William, 1724-1797 [i]
Speed, Henrietta Jane, 1728-1783 [i]
Stonhewer, Richard, 1728-1809 [i]

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 132-134, 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, section iv, 278, 279-280, 287 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by Thomas James Mathias. London: William Bulmer, 1814, section IV, letter XL, vol. i, 390-391 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter LXXXIX, vol. ii, 356-361 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. in one. London: J. Sharpe, 1819, letter CXI, vol. ii, 56-58 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter XCVII, vol. iii, 245-252 - 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. CCII, vol. ii, 143-148 - 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, 232-234 - 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. 313, vol. ii, 677-682 - view pages