Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, [c. 10 April 1747]

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Letter ID: letters.0155 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 30
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 30[?]


Date of composition: [c. 10 April 1747] [i]
Calendar: Julian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 1 page, 235 mm x 182 mm
Address panel: To / Dr Thomas Wharton of / Durham / By Caxton Bay (postmark: CAMBRIDGE)


Language: English
Incipit: I highly approve of your travelling Nuptials, & only wonder you...

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 23-24, Manuscripts collection, British Library [i], London, UK <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter XXI, vol. iii, 46 - 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. LXXIX, vol. i, 168-169 - 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. 137, vol. i, 280-281 - view pages