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This page contains links to 75 related, mostly freely accessible online resources, comprising general 18th-century resources and specialized Thomas Gray resources. The Websites have been reviewed individually and have been found both to be stable and wide-ranging in their target audiences. The links are organized by resource type of the external resources and are checked regularly. If you want to recommend a site or have your own relevant documents or project included in this related links page, please e-mail the editor with your name, the URL(s) of the resource(s), and a brief description.

General 18th-century resources

  1. International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies with links to national, regional, and associated societies, and the ISECS-direct membership database
  2. Eighteenth-Century Resources maintained by Jack Lynch, Rutgers University
  3. English Literature: Restoration & 18th-century at Voice of the Shuttle, UCSB
  4. C18-L: Resources for 18th-century studies across the disciplines at Penn State
  5. Calls For Papers: Eighteenth Century at the University of Pennsylvania
  6. Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) from Gale and ECCO-TCP at the University of Michigan (subscription required)
  7. Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive (ECPA), a digital poetry archive and research project
  8. Electronic Enlightenment digital correspondence project, University of Oxford (subscription required)
  9. Georgians Revealed exhibition at the British Library
  10. Locating London's Past, a searchable GIS-compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map
  11. English Poets of the Eighteenth Century, selected and edited with an introduction by Ernest Bernbaum. Online at Project Gutenberg
  12. The Sister Arts: British Gardening, Painting, & Poetry 1700-1832, ed. by Lisa L. Moore, The University of Texas at Austin
  13. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, in 18 volumes, ed. by A. W. Ward, A. R. Waller et al. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons; Cambridge, England: CUP, 1907-21: Volume IX: English "From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift", Volume X: English "The Age of Johnson", Volume XI: English "The Period of the French Revolution", at Bartleby Great Books Online
  14. The Harvard Classics, in 51 volumes, ed. by Charles W. Eliot. New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909: Volume 40: English Poetry (Vol. I): "From Chaucer to Gray" and Volume 41: English Poetry (Vol. II): "From Collins to Fitzgerald", at the Internet Archive
  15. Restoration and 18th-century English poetry bibliography [DOC], part of A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology by José Ángel García Landa, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  16. 18th Century Blog in Literature Compass from Blackwell Publishing
  17. Romantic Circles, ed. by Neil Fraistat, Steven E. Jones, and Carl Stahmer, published by the University of Maryland
  18. English Literature: Restoration and 18th-Century (1660-1785) in Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature, ed. by Anniina Jokinen
  19. Spenser and the Tradition: English Poetry 1579-1830, ed. by David H. Radcliffe, Virginia Tech
  20. 18th Century Bibliography, ed. by Ian Franklin, South East Essex College of Arts and Technology, Southend
  21. 18th Century Online Encyclopedia: Enlightenment and Revolution, ed. by Kevin D. Dodson, Lamar University and Guy Toubiana, The Citadel
  22. The Long Eighteenth, 18th-century blog, Carrie Shanafelt, City University of New York, and David Mazella, University of Houston
  23. Textual Studies, 1500-1800, early modern textual studies blog, Kevin Curran, University of North Texas
  24. Early Modern Online Bibliography blog, Anna Battigelli, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Eleanor Shevlin, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  25. Eighteenth-Century Book Tracker, ed. by Benjamin F. Pauley, Eastern Connecticut State University
  26. 18thConnect, a collaborative online research environment for scholars working on the literature, history, the fine arts, and philosophy of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800)
  27. The 18th-Century Common, a public space for sharing the research of scholars who study eighteenth-century cultures with nonacademic readers
  28. Persistent Enlightenment, a blog about the Enlightenment, considered both as an historical period and as an ongoing project
  29. Digital Miscellanies Index, an online database of the 1,000 poetic miscellanies published over the course of the eighteenth century, at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
  30. History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems, a podcast series offering an alternative history of the eighteenth century in ten poems that illustrate the everyday and the extraordinary, the comic and the serious aspects of the period, at the University of Oxford
  31. Romantic Textualities, an online peer-reviewed journal that focuses on Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840
  32. RECSO: Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Oxford, English Faculty, University of Oxford
  33. vd18: a collaborative DFG-funded digital library of books printed in German-speaking countries in the eighteenth-century, hosted by SUB Göttingen

Thomas Gray resources

  1. Overviews
    1. Gray, Thomas at the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive (ECPA)
    2. Thomas Gray in Literature Online (LION) published by Proquest (subscription required)
    3. Thomas Gray (1716-1771) in The Literary Encyclopedia (subscription required)
    4. Thomas Gray (1716-1771) in English Literature: Restoration and 18th-Century (1660-1785), part of Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
  2. Texts
    1. Gray, Thomas: Complete Works at the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive (ECPA)
    2. The Complete Poems of Thomas Gray: English, Latin and Greek, ed. H. W. Starr and J. R. Hendrickson. Oxford: OUP 1966 (Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, May 2014) (subscription required)
    3. Gray, Thomas from Representative Poetry Online, ed. by Ian Lancashire, University of Toronto Libraries
    4. Gray, Thomas: e-texts from the Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
    5. Thomas Gray books from HathiTrust Digital Library
    6. Thomas Gray books from Europeana Libraries
    7. Gray, Thomas (1716-1771): e-texts from Project Gutenberg
    8. Quiller-Couch, Arthur, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250-1900. Thomas Gray. 1716-1771 at Bartleby Great Books Online
    9. Eliot, Charles W., ed. 1909-14. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics. Thomas Gray. 1716-1771 at Bartleby Great Books Online
    10. The complete poetical works of William Collins, Thomas Gray, and Oliver Goldsmith. With biographical sketches and notes. Ed. by Epes Sargent. Online at MOA
    11. The poetical works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie. With a memoir of each. Online at MOA
    12. The poetical works of Thomas Gray. Ed. with a life by Rev. John Mitford. Online at MOA
    13. Thomas Gray works online at the Internet Archive
    14. ECCO's digital library of Gray's works from Gale (subscription required)
    15. Eleven early appearances (1751-1768) of Gray's Elegy, including authorized versions and unauthorized re-printings by Benjamin Pauley, Eastern Connecticut State University
  3. Quotations
    1. John Bartlett, comp. (1820-1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919. Thomas Gray. 1716-1771 at Bartleby Great Books Online
    2. Thomas Gray from Wikiquote
  4. Illustrations
    1. Blake's Illustrations to Gray's "Poems" (116 water-colour illustrations) from the William Blake Archive
    2. Blake's Illustrations of Thomas Gray's poetry (samples) from the Virtual Museum of Education Iconics
    3. Blake's Illustrations of Thomas Gray's poetry from the Bridgeman Art Library, London
    4. Thomas Gray portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London
    5. Thomas Gray-related materials at the British Museum, London
  5. Audio/Video
    1. Poems by Thomas Gray set to music by John Wall Callcott, at CPDL
    2. The PennSound Anthology of Restoration and 18th-Century Verse, edited and performed by John Richetti, University of Pennsylvania [includes poems by Thomas Gray]
    3. Poetry Moment: Thomas Gray, poetry readings blog
  6. Biographies
    1. Encyclopædia Britannica: Thomas Gray
    2. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Gray, Thomas at Information Please
    3. Thomas Gray from the Wikipedia
    4. Gray, Thomas (1716-1771) by John D. Baird, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 (subscription required)
  7. Literary Criticism
    1. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907-21). Volume X. The Age of Johnson. VI. Gray at Bartleby Great Books Online
    2. Thomas Gray books at Questia Online Library (subscription required)
    3. "A Long Story" by Thomas Gray (1716-1771) by Martin Porter
    4. Analyzing the Ode ["The Bard"] by C. John Holcombe at Text Etc.
  8. Institutions
    1. Thomas Gray: 250th anniversary exhibition at Peterhouse, Cambridge
    2. Peterhouse, Cambridge: Eminent Petreans: Thomas Gray (1716-1771), brief biography
    3. Pembroke College, Cambridge: Pembroke Past and Present
    4. Eton’s Bard: Thomas Gray and his Elegy (250th anniversary exhibition), Eton College
  9. Stoke Poges
    1. Thomas Gray 2016: The Stoke Poges website celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Gray
    2. The Stoke Poges Memorial to Thomas Gray from Stoke Poges Parish Council
    3. Buckinghamshire photographs (Stoke Poges) from the Buckinghamshire County Council
    4. St Giles Church from the Stoke Poges village web site
    5. Thomas Gray's Tomb at Poets' Graves