Gray and His Friends: Letters and Relics in Great Part Hitherto Unpublished

Gray and His Friends: Letters and Relics in Great Part Hitherto Unpublished

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Gray and His Friends: Letters and Relics in Great Part Hitherto Unpublished

Gray and His Friends: Letters and Relics in Great Part Hitherto Unpublished

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The Relics collected in this volume are derived from various source. Some time ago Mr John Morris most generously placed at my disposal the valuable collection of Gray Papers, described in the Appendix to Mr Gosse's edition of Gray (Vol. IV. p. 339). I desire to express my gratitude for the great courtesy through which I have been able to give here in full the Journals in France and Italy, and the notes of travel in Scotland, from that collection.

I must also record my great obligation to the kindness of Mr Chaloner W. Chute, of the Vyne, Hampshire, who allows me to print some letters written by Gray to John Chute which have not yet been published, except in the 'History of the Vyne.'

The collection made by Mitford (now in the British Museum) was I believe intended to supplement his long labours over Gray. It is contained in four volumes (bound in two) of MSS. (32,561; 32,562 Add. MSS.); part of these . . .

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