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Thomas Gray to Horace Walpole, [10 September 1761]

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To Mr. Walpole

I was hindred yesterday, till I thought it would be too late to send for the papers.

If you are alone & not busy, I should hope for a miniature of the Q: in three strokes, excessively like.

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Letter ID: letters.0394 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 44
Addressee: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Addressee's age: 44


Date of composition: [10 September 1761]
Date (on letter): Thursday
Calendar: Gregorian


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

Physical description

Addressed: To Mr. Walpole


Language: English
Incipit: I was hindred yesterday, till I thought it would be too late to send...

Holding Institution

GBR/1058/GRA/3/4/85, 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. 218, vol. ii, 208
  • 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, 119
  • 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. 343, vol. ii, 750