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Thomas Gray to Mrs Jennings, [c. October 1760]

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To Mrs, or Miss Jennings

Mr Gray presents his humilities & gratitudes to Mrs & Miss Jennings for their enquiry after him. he is at present very well: intends to do himself the honor of seeing, whether they are at home tomorrow about eleven. he names that hour only, because it is tomorrow: but shall be au desespoir, if he detains them a minute from their pleasures; & if they are abroad, shall call some other day.

Letter ID: letters.0374 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 43
Addressee: Jennings, Mrs, 1703-1790
Addressee's age: 57[?]


Date of composition: [c. October 1760]
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Addressed: To Mrs, or Miss Jennings


Language: English
Incipit: Mr Gray presents his humilities & gratitudes to Mrs & Miss Jennings...

Holding Institution

Private collection
Availability: The original letter is extant, but there is no further information about its availability

Print Versions

  • 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. 324*, vol. ii, 709