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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [31 January 1764]

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To
The Honble Horace Walpole Esq
in Arlington Street
London
SAFFRON WALDEN 1 FE

And so I must stay two, if not three days longer for my books! they are to come by the Cambridge Fly, wch sets out from the Queen's Head in Grey's-Inn Lane. Mr Mason is here, but talks of going to London tomorrow, where he will be at Ld Delaware's House.

All letters to & from this place, that seem to promise any thing, are open'd (I hear) at the Gen: Post-Office.

Letter ID: letters.0437 (Source: TEI/XML)

Correspondents

Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 47
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 46

Dates

Date of composition: [31 January 1764]
Date (on letter): Tuesday
Calendar: Gregorian

Places

Place of composition: [Cambridge, United Kingdom]
Place of addressee: [London, United Kingdom]

Physical description

Addressed: To / The Honble Horace Walpole Esq / in Arlington Street / London (postmark: SAFFRON WALDEN 1 FE)

Content

Language: English
Incipit: And so I must stay two, if not three days longer for my books!...

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. 225, vol. ii, 224-225
  • 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, 132
  • 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. 384, vol. ii, 830-831