Written on the Death of the Late Thomas Gray, Esq.:. Original Holographic Eulogic Poem.
1774. Broadside. 26 lines, 3 stanzas with refrain. Hand-drawn decorative boarder, certain elements in red ink, majority in black. A fine example of funeral oration at the time of the Revolution. Thomas Gray is probably best known for his popular 'Elegy in a Country Church Yard'. Stephen Gray is believed to be he who discovered electrical induction (and that static charges built on the surface of materials and inside them). Very Good. Item #6009 Laid paper mounted on early 19th century wove paper, light creases, wrinkling, minor toning, small stain, some minor chipping at edges of broadside, else clean. 9.25"x14.75"