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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, 29 August 1756

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To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London
30 AV

Not exactly knowing the time of your return, I had the day before I received your Letter, accepted an invitation from Mr Chute to come to the Vine. he is now actually at Windsor expecting to carry me thither tomorrow & insists upon his priority. as soon as ever I come back I shall send to know, if you are visible, & am ever

Yours
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Letter ID: letters.0254 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 39
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 38

Dates

Date of composition: 29 August 1756
Date (on letter): Aug: 29. 1756
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

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

Physical description

Addressed: To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street London (postmark: 30 AV)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: Not exactly knowing the time of your return, I had the day before...
Mentioned: Chute, John, 1701-1776
Vyne, The
Windsor

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. 198, vol. ii, 162-163
  • 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, 92
  • 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. 223, vol. ii, 478