Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 (poet and literary scholar)
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:
Two sheets of paper with Gray's handwritten notes regarding biographical information on notable Roman historical figures.
Extended play (33 r.p.m.) record of MB reading 'Elegy written in a country churchyard', circa 1971-1974
The collection consists principally of printed works by Roberts and works he received and collected in the course of his research.
History of Stoke Poges Church, and an updated version.
Copy of The Contemporary Review, Number 993, containing Mackerness's article.
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).
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
The Thirteenth W. P. Ker Memorial Lecture delivered in the University of Glasgow by Roberts and subsequently published by Glasgow University Publications XCIII. 2 copies.
Copy of The Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume XXII, Number 1, containing Ryskamp's article.