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Thomas Gray to Norton Nicholls, 3 August 1768

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Letter ID: letters.0539 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 51
Addressee: Nicholls, Norton, c. 1742-1809 [i]
Addressee's age: 26[?]
Mentioned: Brockett, Lawrence, 1724-1768 [i]
Grafton, Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of, 1735-1811 [i]
Lort, Michael, 1725-1790 [i]

Dates

Date of composition: 3 August 1768 [i]
Date (on letter): 3 Aug: 1768
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: London, United Kingdom [i]
Address (on letter): Jermyn-Street (Mr Roberts's)

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 2 pages

Content

Language: English
Incipit: That Mr. Brockett has broke his neck, you will have seen in the News-papers;...

Holding Institution

Location:
(confirmed)
College Library, Eton College [i], Windsor, UK <http://www.etoncollege.com/collegelibrary.aspx>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes; bound into a copy of Mathias's Works of Thomas Gray (London, 1814), vol. II, part 2; a photocopy is at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, OSB MSS c 467, box 1, folder 73

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, letter lix, section iv, 332 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by Thomas James Mathias. London: William Bulmer, 1814, section IV, letter LIX, vol. i, 431 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter CXL, vol. ii, 505 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. in one. London: J. Sharpe, 1819, letter CXXXIX, vol. ii, 127 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter CLV, vol. iv, 125-126 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, letter XI, vol. v, 75-77 - 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. CCCXXXIII, vol. iii, 205-206 - 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. 482, vol. iii, 1039-1040 - view pages