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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [25 April 1764]

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I am obliged to you for your enquiries after me. I am indeed not well, tho' recover'd in a great degree, & able to go about as usual. it will be about a fortnight, before I can come to Town: therefore if Ld Herbert should be ripe within a week or ten days, I could wish to see him at Cambridge, for I am impatient to be better acquainted with him, & by this long delay should expect additions to the Manuscript, tho' of what kind I can not imagine.

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By the Camb: Fly, Queen's Head, Grey's-Inn-Lane.

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Letter ID: letters.0440 (Source: TEI/XML)


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


Date of composition: [25 April 1764]
Date (on letter): April 25
Calendar: Gregorian


Place of composition: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Address (on letter): Pemb: Hall


Language: English
Incipit: I am obliged to you for your enquiries after me. I am indeed not well,...
Mentioned: Herbert of Cherbury, 1st Baron

Holding Institution

GBR/1058/GRA/3/4/94, 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. 228, vol. ii, 230
  • 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, 134
  • 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. 388, vol. ii, 835