Thomas Gray to William Mason, 2 December 1769

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Letter ID: letters.0570 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 52
Addressee: Mason, William, 1724-1797 [i]
Addressee's age: 45


Date of composition: 2 December 1769 [i]
Date (on letter): Dec: 2. 1769
Calendar: Gregorian


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


Language: English
Incipit: I am afraid something is the matter with you, that I hear nothing from you,...
Mentioned: Hurd, Richard, 1720-1808 [i]

Holding Institution

Henry W. And Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, New York Public Library [i], New York, NY, USA <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

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 CXXVIII, 434-435 - 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. CCCLIII, vol. iii, 243-244 - 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. 509, vol. iii, 1091 - view pages