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Thomas Gray to Edward Bedingfield, [4 June 1765]

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Mr Gray presents his Comp:ts to Mr Bedingfield, is unable to go out to day & therefore can not wait on him: but should be very glad, he would drink Tea here with him. begs his respects to Mrs Bedingfield.

Letter ID: letters.0459 (Source: TEI/XML)


Writer: Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771
Writer's age: 48
Addressee: Bedingfield, Edward, b. 1730
Addressee's age: 35


Date of composition: [4 June 1765]
Date (on letter): Tuesday-morn:g
Calendar: Gregorian


Place of composition: York, United Kingdom
Address (on letter): Minster-yard


Language: English
Incipit: Mr Gray presents his Comp:ts to Mr Bedingfield, is unable to go out...
Mentioned: Mason, William, 1724-1797

Holding Institution

HM 21918, Huntington Manuscripts, Department of Manuscripts, The Huntington , San Marino, CA, USA <>
Availability: The original letter is extant and usually available for academic research purposes; a photostat is in MS. Toynbee c.2, Bodleian Library, Oxford

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. 405, vol. ii, 878