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Portrait of Charles Gray at Colchester, England.

Charles Gray (1696-1782), was born at Colchester, England, son of George Gray, a glazier, and his wife Elizabeth.

He studied at Cambridge University and he studied law at Gray's Inn becoming a barrister in 1724.

He was a classicist and trustee of the British Museum.

He donated a collection of Roman coins to the Philadelphia Public Library. The coins were received by Thomas Penn and given to the Library.

He died September 12, 1782 at Colchester, England.

Bibliography :

Story and Humphreys's Pennsylvania Mercury, Friday, April 7, 1775, page 2

"Gray, Charles," Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2010)

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