Thomas Gray to James Brown, 22 October 1761
To The Revd Mr Brown President of Pembroke Hall Cambridge
I have sent down by Gillam's waggon to-day 28 parcels of different bulks, wch I suppose will be deliver'd on Monday morning, & must beg the favour, that you will see put into my rooms. they are as follows
1, x2 Chests of Books.
x3 A Fire grate & instruments
x5 Basket of Earthen-ware, glasses, &c.
x6 Black Travelling Chest.
9 Back to the same.
x10 Deal Book-Case taken to pieces.
x11 Wainscot Chest of Drawers.
x13 Round Table, &c.
x14 Breakfast-Table, &c.
x15 Small Chest of Drawers.
x16, x17 Two Feather Beds, &c
x18, x19 Bedstead in two parts.
20 Settee & Stools.
x21, x22, x23 Six Chairs.
x24, x25, x26 Six slighter chairs.
x27 Fly-Table and Wash-Stand.
x28 Basket with pillows, cushions, &c:
Those marked with a cross are easier to break, & therefore pray observe if they appear to have received any damage in coming. you will take notice of No 6, & 7 for another reason, because in them are Papers & other things of value to me. they may all stand pack'd up as they are, till I come, wch will be in about three weeks, I guess: in the mean time I beg no fire may be made, nor any body go flaunting in with a candle, for so many mats & so much packing will make it very dangerous.
Mr Gillam (I reckon) will stay for his money till I arrive.
We are all much out of countenance about this pension. I dare not see Delaval any more, & expect to hear Mason has taken Laudanum.
How goes T. L:s affair?
- The Athenæum, 21 Feb. 1891, printed by Edmund Gosse
- 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. CCXXXII, vol. ii, 240-241
- 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. 347, vol. ii, 759-761