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Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 (poet and literary scholar)

 Person

Biography

Thomas Gray (1716-71), poet and literary scholar, was born in Cornwall on 26 December 1716. He attended Eton, before entering Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1734. He left the university without a degree in 1738, but after a tour on the continent, he returned to Peterhouse in 1742, and proceeded LL.B. in 1743. Gray remained in Cambridge for the rest of his life. In 1768 he became professor of history and modern languages at the university. He died on 30 July 1771.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Extended play (33 r.p.m.) record of MB reading 'Elegy written in a country churchyard', circa 1971-1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/BURRELL/1/1/9/12
Scope and Contents From the File:

The other poems are 'Ode on the death of a favourite cat drowned in a tub of goldfishes', and 'Sonnet on the death of Richard West'.

Dates: circa 1971-1974
 Fonds

Gray: the papers of Thomas Gray

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/1058/GRA
Dates: 1725 - 2007
 Fonds

Roberts: the papers of Sydney Castle Roberts

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/1058/ROB
Dates: 1907 - 2022
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'Stoke Poges Church', 1907 - 1914-07

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/8/Hoyle/1
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'Thomas Gray', 1948-09

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/13/Mackerness/1
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Thomas Gray: Catalogue of Books in the Royal Library

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5994
Dates: 1742-1752 (Circa)
 Fonds

Thomas Gray: Letter to James Bentham, 1765

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/563
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'Thomas Gray's Christmas Piece, 1727' by C. Ryskamp, 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/18/Ryskamp/1

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Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 2
 
Type
Archival Object 7
Collection 3
 
Subject
Books 1
Catalogues 1
Churches 1
Libraries 1
Roman history 1