Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, [8 October 1746]

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Letter ID: letters.0141 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 29
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 29[?]


Date of composition: [8 October 1746] [i]
Calendar: Julian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.; 1 page, 228 mm x 184 mm
Address panel: To / Thomas Wharton Esq, Fellow of / Pembroke Hall / Cambridge (postmark: 8 O[...])


Language: English
Incipit: This is only to entreat you would order mes Gens to clean out...

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 5-6, 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, letter i, section iv, 173-175 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter II, vol. ii, 143-144 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter II, vol. ii, 172-173 - 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. LXI, vol. i, 121 - 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. 123, vol. i, 247-248 - view pages