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Thomas Gray to Richard West, [April or May 1739]

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Letter ID: letters.0069

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 22
Addressee: West, Richard, 1716-1742
Addressee's age: 23[?]

Dates

Date of composition: [April or May 1739]
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: [Paris, France]

Content

Language: French
Incipit: [not extant]
Contents: "[In a note to Gray's letter to West of 12 April 1739 from Paris (Letter 60 [letters.0067], n. 14) Mason mentions (Memoirs, p. 46) 'a French letter, which Mr. Gray writ to his friend soon after this' (see Letter 60, n. 14). This letter, which was no doubt the first of the two letters in French to West mentioned by Mason in his letter to Walpole of 28 June 1773 (see Walpole-Mason Correspondence [The Correspondence of Horace Walpole and the Rev. William Mason, 2 vols., ed. by John Mitford, 1851], vol. i, 82, 85-6, 87), is not extant[...] For the second letter, see below, Letter 63** [letters.0073].]"
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], vol. i, 106.
Mentioned: Walpole, Horace

Holding Institution

Availability: The original letter is not extant, no copy, transcription, or published version survives

Print Versions

  • 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. 61*, vol. i, 106