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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [11 March 1757]

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To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street


I call'd at your door this morning between eleven & twelve, & was told, you were gone out. as I am, while I stay in Town, in the City at a great distance from you, I shall take it as a favour, if you will inform me, what day I may find you at home, having a particular reason for desiring to see you.

I am
Yours ever

P:S: Will tomorrow, or Monday-morning suit you? I am at Dr Wharton's in King's-Arms Yard, Coleman Street.

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Letter ID: letters.0267 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 40
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 39


Date of composition: [11 March 1757]
Date (on letter): Friday - morng. March 11
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Addressed: To The Honble Horace Walpole in Arlington Street


Language: English
Incipit: I call'd at your door this morning between eleven & twelve, & was told,...

Holding Institution

GBR/1058/GRA/3/4/76, College Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge , Cambridge, 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. 203, vol. ii, 168-169
  • 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, 97
  • 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. 235, vol. ii, 496-497