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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [29 September 1751]

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To
The Honble Horace Walpole Esq
in Arlington Street
London
SAFFRON WALDEN 30 SE

I ask your Pardon for not having immediately informed you, that I received the Parcel very safe; but I was in Huntingdonshire, when it arrived, & did not return hither till Friday Evening. the Sionites, I am sorry to say, are just where they were. so is Mr Bentley, having had cold Water thrown upon him, wch stunted his Growth. the other I will send you in a few Days, as you desire. I am going to see three of Dr M:s little Works, that were burnt.

Adieu! I am
Ever Yours
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Letter ID: letters.0183 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 34
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 34

Dates

Date of composition: [29 September 1751]
Date (on letter): Sept: 29. Sunday
Calendar: Julian

Places

Place of composition: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Address (on letter): Camb:
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom]

Physical description

Addressed: To / The Honble Horace Walpole Esq / in Arlington Street / London (postmark: SAFFRON WALDEN 30 SE)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: I ask your Pardon for not having immediately informed you, that I received the Parcel...
Mentioned: Designs by Mr. R. Bentley (1753)
Bentley, Richard

Holding Institution

Location:
(confirmed)
Class No. LC II, 90, College Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge , Cambridge, UK <http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes

Print Versions

  • The Correspondence of Gray, Walpole, West and Ashton (1734-1771), 2 vols. Chronologically arranged and edited with introduction, notes, and index by Paget Toynbee. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915, letter no. 176, vol. ii, 117
  • The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Ed. by W. S. Lewis. New Haven, Conn.: Yale UP; London: Oxford UP, 1937-83, vols. 13/14: Horace Walpole's Correspondence with Thomas Gray, Richard West and Thomas Ashton i, 1734-42, Horace Walpole's Correspondence with Thomas Gray ii, 1745-71, ed. by W. S. Lewis, George L. Lam and Charles H. Bennett, 1948, vol. ii, 51
  • 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. 162, vol. i, 350-351