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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Biographical notes regarding Roman historical figures, Undated

Reference Code: GBR/0273/GRAY 10
Scope and Contents

Two sheets of paper with Gray's handwritten notes regarding biographical information on notable Roman historical figures.

Dates: Undated
 Item

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

Reference Code: GBR/0273/BURRELL/1/1/9/12
Dates: circa 1971-1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Permission to allow copying and reproduction when not for profit; requests for performance or translation rights of plays tbc.
 Fonds

Gray: the papers of Thomas Gray

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

'Stoke Poges Church', 1907 - 1914-07

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/8/Hoyle/1
Scope and Contents

History of Stoke Poges Church, and an updated version.

Dates: Publication: 1907 - 1914-07
 Item

'Thomas Gray', 1948-09

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/13/Mackerness/1
Scope and Contents

Copy of The Contemporary Review, Number 993, containing Mackerness's article.

Dates: Publication: 1948-09
 File

Thomas Gray: Catalogue of Books in the Royal Library

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5994
Scope and Contents

A catalogue of books in the Royal Library of Cambridge University Library, mainly incunabula, in the hand of Thomas Gray. The arrangement, in two shelves, antedates that of F.S. Parris' catalogue (1752).

Dates: 1742-1752 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Thomas Gray: Letter to James Bentham, 1765

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/563
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1765
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

'Thomas Gray's Christmas Piece, 1727' by C. Ryskamp, 1960

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/18/Ryskamp/1
Scope and Contents

Copy of The Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume XXII, Number 1, containing Ryskamp's article.

Dates: Publication: 1960

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 2
 
Type
Archival Object 6
Collection 2
 
Subject
Books 1
Catalogues 1
Churches 1
Libraries 1
Roman history 1
 

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