Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 9 April 1758

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Letter ID: letters.0312 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 [i]
Writer's age: 41
Addressee: Wharton, Thomas, 1717-1794 [i]
Addressee's age: 41[?]


Date of composition: 9 April 1758 [i]
Date (on letter): Sunday - April 9, 1758
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Form/Extent: A.L.S.; 2 pages, 200 mm x 163 mm
Address panel: To / Dr Thomas Wharton, M:D: in / Southampton-Row near Bedford-House / London (postmark: 10 AP)


Language: English
Incipit: I am equally sensible of your affliction, & of your kindness, that made you...

Holding Institution

Egerton MS 2400, ff. 108-109, 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 xxxii, section iv, 269-270 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by Thomas James Mathias. London: William Bulmer, 1814, section IV, letter XXXII, vol. i, 374-376 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: J. Mawman, 1816, section IV, letter LXXII, vol. ii, 307-308 - view pages
  • The Letters of Thomas Gray, 2 vols. in one. London: J. Sharpe, 1819, letter CIII, vol. ii, 38-40 - view pages
  • The Works of Thomas Gray, 5 vols. Ed. by John Mitford. London: W. Pickering, 1835-1843, section IV, letter LXXX, vol. iii, 189-190 - 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. CLXVI, vol. ii, 29-30 - 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. 270, vol. ii, 569-570 - view pages