William Taylor How to Thomas Gray, 8 November 1763

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Letter ID: letters.0434 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: How, William Taylor, d. 1777 [i]
Writer's age: [unknown]
Addressee: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Addressee's age: 46


Date of composition: 8 November 1763 [i]
Date (on letter): Novr. 1763
Calendar: Gregorian


Place of composition: Brussels, Belgium [i]
Address (on letter): Brussels

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 3 pages, 227 mm x 189 mm


Language: English
Incipit: As in the Letter, with which you honoured me of late, you expressed a...
Mentioned: Algarotti, Francesco, Conte, 1712-1764 [i]
Mason, William, 1724-1797 [i]

Holding Institution

Add. MSS 26889, ff. 54-55, 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 v, 388 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, extract of a letter, vol. ii, 424-425 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter CXXI, vol. iv, 22-24 - 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. 381, vol. ii, 825-826 - view pages