MC:PR30/1/C4/12 Series 2: Letters from Correspondents S-Y (1777-1850)
Guardbook bound in dark green covers, with “Letters S.T.U.V.W.Y.” on the spine.
Fol. 1: Letter from Sir Edwin Baynton Sandys (d. 1848, created DCL 1812).
Fol. 1: Letter from Edwin Sandys (address illegible) to Martin Routh, 4 Aug 1810. Sandys thanks Routh for his present, and invites him to visit the castle at Miserden, Gloucestershire).
Fols. 2–4: Letters from Charles Sawkins (d. 1818; matr. Christ Church 1774).
Fol. 2: Letter from Charles Sawkins (address, Manchester) to Martin Routh, 11 Dec 1802. Sawkins reports that Routh’s letter to him has only just arrived. He thanks Routh for agreeing to his (unspecified) request, and reports that he is in good health.
Fol. 3: Letter from Charles Sawkins (address, Frodsham, Cheshire) to Martin Routh, 10 Aug 1814. Sawkins thanks Routh for sending him the first two volumes of Reliquiae Sacrae. He also alludes to two loans, of £100 and £50, made to him by Routh, and discusses his financial situation at some length by way of an explanation as to why he cannot repay them just yet.
Fol. 4: Letter from Charles Sawkins (address, Frodsham, Cheshire) to Martin Routh, 7 March 1816. Sawkins thanks Routh for sending him the third volume of Reliquiae Sacrae. He hopes that he will live long enough to complete it. He also thanks Routh for the loan of a copy of Bishop Hooper’s sermons on Jonah.
Fols. 5–6: Letters from Seward (first name illegible; unidentified).
Fol. 5: Letter from Seward (first name illegible; address, Reading, Fryars’ Street) to Martin Routh, “Sunday”. Seward sends Routh a small token [unspecified] of his admiration for him.
Fol. 6: Letter from Seward (the same correspondent as in Fol. 6 above; address, Dean Street, 50) to Martin Routh, “Monday”. The letter is almost illegible, but appears to consist of Seward’s concerns about the safety of the Church in Oxford.
Fols. 7–8: Letters from Sir Samuel Shepherd (1760–1840; lawyer and politician).
Fol. 7: Letter from Sir Samuel Shepherd (address, Streatley) to Martin Routh, 11 Apr 1836. Shepherd gladly accepts Routh’s offer of a copy of his Opuscula Sacra, and invites him to call at Streatley when he is next travelling between Tilehurst and Oxford.
Fol. 8: Letter from Sir Samuel Shepherd (address, Streatley) to Martin Routh, 18 May 1836. Shepherd is delighted to report the safe arrival of his copy of Opuscula Sacra.
Fol. 9: Letter from Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (1757–1844; Prime Minister 1801–4).
Fol. 9: Letter from Lord Sidmouth (address, Early Court) to Martin Routh, 16 Jun 1834. Sidmouth thanks Routh for the hospitality shown to his wife when she was visiting Oxford, and regrets that he was unable to be there too (evidently in relation to the installation of the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor earlier that month).
Fol. 10: Letter from John Pye Smith (1774–1851; Congregationalist minister). See also MC:PR30/1/C4/6 Fol. 332 for another letter from this correspondent.
Fol. 10: Letter from J. Pye Smith (address, Homerton) to Martin Routh, 27 Dec 1820. Pye Smith sends Routh a copy of the second volume of his book Scripture Testimony to the Messiah (copies of both volumes are in the Routh Library in Durham). He expresses pleasure that members of the Established Church and most dissenters can find more on which to agree than to disagree.
Fols. 11–16: Letters from Philip Smyth (d. 1840; matr. New College 1777).
Fol. 11: Last part of a letter from Philip Smyth (no address given) to an unknown recipient “½ 12 Friday Morn.” Smyth asks if the President (Routh) can procure a manuscript for him. On the back of the letter is a draft reply from Routh asking if Smyth can produce manuscripts for him in return.
Fol. 12: Letter from Philip Smyth (address, New College) to Martin Routh, 28 Dec (no year given). Smyth forwards extracts from a letter from a Mr. Taylor in which he offers to check the Greek text of the Gospels, Acts and Epistles if Routh will do the same for his Plato.
Fol. 13: Letter from Philip Smyth (address, Worthen) to Martin Routh, 21 Jun 1823. Smyth hopes that Routh and his wife are in good health. He praises Mrs. Routh, and hopes that it will not be long before Routh’s edition of Bishop Burnet is published.
Fol. 14: Letter from Philip Smyth (address, Worthen, near Salop) to Martin Routh, 2 Jun 1824. Smyth thanks Routh for his copy of his edition of Bishop Burnet. His health makes it impossible to travel at present. He expresses his regrets at the death of Dr. S[haw] (John Shaw, d. 1824; D. 1764–71; F. 1771–1824). He discusses the death of Lord Byron and the destruction of his memoirs.
Fol. 15: Letter from Philip Smyth (address, Worthen, near Salop) to Martin Routh, 7 May 1833. Smyth will be delighted to receive copies of Routh’s latest books. He reports on his poor health. He hopes that he can one day see Magdalen Chapel and Theale Church, and discusses the restoration of Gothic buildings.
Fol. 16: Letter from Philip Smyth (address, Worthen, near Salop) to Martin Routh, 6 Dec 1833. Smyth thanks Routh for sending copies of his latest books. He is not impressed by his new Bishop (Edward Grey, Bishop of Hereford 1832–7), much preferring his predecessor, George Isaac Huntingford (Bishop 1815–32).
Fol. 17: Letter from George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834; politician and book collector). See also MC:PR30/1/C4/6 Fols. 333–336 and MC:PR30/1/MS2/1 Fols. 19–20 & 48–49 for other letters to and from this correspondent.
Fol. 17: Letter from Earl Spencer (address, Spencer House) to Martin Routh, 27 Mar 1833. Spencer thanks Routh warmly for sending a copy of his edition of Bishop Burnet.
Fols. 18–20: Letters from Charles Sutton (1756–1846; matr. St. John’s College Cambridge 1775; Fellow there 1784–93; Perpetual Curate of St. George’s Tombland, Norwich 1788–1841). See also MC:PR30/1/C2/12 Fols. 66–67 and MC:PR30/1/C2/14 Fol. 37 for other letters from this correspondent.
Fol. 18: Letter from Charles Sutton (address, Norwich) to Martin Routh, 10 Jan 1815. Sutton thanks Routh for sending him a copy of Reliquiae Sacrae. He is struck by how few heads of Cambridge College have published anything substantial (he does not know how things stand in Oxford). He hopes that a relation of his, Thomas Howes, might become a Fellow of Magdalen (Howes, who had been elected a Demy in 1803, was elected a Fellow that year).
Fol. 19: Letter from Charles Sutton (address, Norwich) to Martin Routh, 9 Sep 1818. Sutton agrees with Routh that the tithes of Wicklewood ought not to be let to one person, and discusses what should be done. He thanks Routh for the third volume of Reliquiae Sacrae. He wonders whether it would be a good thing for the Church of England to create Suffragan Bishops.
Fol. 20: Letter from Charles Sutton (address, Norwich) to Martin Routh, 14 May 1841. Sutton thanks Routh for sending him a copy of a print of his church at Theale. He thinks it better than an earlier print of the church which Routh’s sister Mary had sent him. He reports on the health of one of Routh’s sisters (unnamed).
Fol. 21: Letter from G. Tahourdin (unidentified).
Fol. 21: Letter from G. Tahourdin (address, Burdon’s Hotel, Whitecross Street) to Martin Routh, 29 Nov 1853. Tahourdin has only just heard of the death of Routh’s sister, Mrs. Sheppard (who in fact died in 1848). He had written to her in relation to the property which she purchased in Wandsworth, claiming that he was owed money by her in relation to that property.
Fols. 22–23: Letters from John Taylor (unidentified).
Fol. 22: Letter from John Taylor (address, “Carcere Ilcestrense” [Ilchester Prison]) to Martin Routh, 19 Oct 1823, with a second letter (address, Shepton Mallett) to Routh, dated 9 Dec 1823. The first letter is written in Latin, the second in English. In the Latin letter, Taylor explains that he was a neighbour and friend of Routh’s brother Samuel (D. 1785–91; F. 1791–1811; d. 1822), and is a clergyman, and vicar of Shepton Mallett, but is now in a debtor’s prison, and asks Routh for aid. In the second letter, Taylor explains that he had been set free from prison by the kindness of friends before he needed to send Routh a letter, but now writes to him because his resources are now exhausted and he needs more help.
Fol. 23: Letter from John Taylor (address, 9 Kingsmead Terrace, Bath) to Martin Routh, 20 Apr 1849. Taylor mentions the kindness shown him by Routh’s sister Mrs. Sheppard. He also remembers encountering Routh himself when he was working in the Bodleian and Routh was doing some research there. He is now asking, once again, for some more financial aid.
Fols. 24–26: Letters from Vaughan Thomas (d. 1858; matr. Oriel 1792; later Fellow of Corpus Christi). See also MC:PR30/1/C2/14 Fols. 42 & 49 for other letters from this correspondent.
Fol. 24: Letter from Vaughan Thomas (address, Magdalen Lodge) to Martin Routh, 2 May 1832. Thomas thanks Routh for sending him a copy of Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Opuscula, praising its theological orthodoxy, and attacking in turn the degenerate standards of Christian belief in their own time.
Fol. 25: Letter from Vaughan Thomas (no address given) to Martin Routh, 14 Mar 1836. Thomas discusses opinions on pagan theology.
Fol. 26: Letter from Vaughan Thomas (address, High Street) to Martin Routh, 25 Feb 1850. Thomas has been asked to compose a memorial inscription to Edward Copleston, former Bishop of Llandaff (1776–1849). He sends a draft of it (missing) to Routh for his comments.
Fol. 27: Letter from John Thorpe (unidentified).
Fol. 27: Letter from John Thorpe (address, Malines) to Martin Routh, 21 Mar 1844. Knowing Routh’s interest in the Oxford Martyrs, Thorpe draws to Routh’s attention an edition of the works of Isidore of Seville published in 1534, which was dedicated to Nicholas Ridley and Cuthbert Tunstall.
Fol. 28: Letter Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow (1731–1806). See also MC:PR30/1/C2/3 Fol. 6 for another letter from this correspondent.
Fol. 28: Letter from Lord Thurlow (no address given) to Martin Routh, undated. Thurlow thanks Routh for his letter and promises him his continuing support.
Fol. 29: Letter from Charles Augustus Thurlow (d. 1873; matr. Balliol 1820).
Fol. 29: Letter from Charles Thurlow (address, Upper Rectory, Malpas) to Martin Routh, 1 Dec 1847. Thurlow, the son of Edward South Thurlow (matr. Magd. 1781), and his brother are preparing an inscription for the slab on their father’s grave in Norwich Cathedral, and asks Routh to approve the results.
Fol. 30: Letter from Jonathan Toup (1713–1785; classical scholar and Church of England clergyman).
Fol. 30: Letter from J. Toup (address, St. Martins) to Thomas Warton (address, Trinity College), 8 Nov 1777. Toup thanks the Delegates of the University Press for paying him £100 for his book (his edition of Longinus On the Sublime?), and discusses Samuel Musgrave’s new edition of Euripides.
Fol. 31: Letter from Arthur Trevor (unidentified).
Fol. 31: Letter from Arthur Trevor (address, Whittlebury) to Martin Routh, 23 Feb 1834. Trevor thanks Routh for sending him a copy of his latest book (his revision of Burnet?).
Fols. 32–34: Letters from Joseph Turner (1745–1828; Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1784–1828 and Dean of Norwich 1790–1828).
Fol. 32: Letter from Joseph Turner (address, Pembroke Lodge, Cambridge) to Martin Routh, 24 Jan 1808. Turner discusses Charles Burney’s visit to Cambridge, and assured Routh that, if Burney wants to obtain a degree there, he will offer his support.
Fol. 33: Letter from Joseph Turner (address, Deanery, Norwich) to Martin Routh, 7 Oct 1814. Turner thanks Routh for sending him a copy of Reliquiae Sacrae. He regrets that he has not seen Routh for several years, but has recently heard about him from Henry Beckwith (Ch. 1807–14; Clerk 1814–20; Chaplain 1820–2).
Fol. 34: Letter from Joseph Turner (address, Pembroke Lodge, Cambridge) to Martin Routh, 2 Jun 1819. Turner thanks Routh for a copy of the fourth volume of Reliquiae Sacrae. He hopes that they will be able to meet before too long, and hopes that Henry Beckwith continues to make satisfactory progress.
Fols. 35–36: Letters from David Henry Urquhart (d. 1829; matr. Magdalen 1771). See also MC:PR30/1/C1/3 Fol. 44, MC:PR30/1/C2/8 No. 52a and MC:PR30/1/C2/11 No. 1 for other letters from this correspondent.
Fol. 35: Letter from D. Urquhart (address, Gainsborough) to Martin Routh, 16 Aug 1792. Urquhart asks whether someone who has taken their names off the College’s books, and then put them on again, needs to keep any more terms before he can vote in Convocation. He hopes not, since he already has an MA. He asks, because he would like to vote in the forthcoming Chancellorship election. He also hopes that, if Routh is visiting Suffolk, they will be able to meet.
Fol. 36: Letter from D. H. Urquhart (address, Bath) to Martin Routh, 17 Jun 1793. Urquhart recommends Frederick North, son of Lord North, former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, to Routh’s acquaintance.
Fols. 37–43: Letters from Richard Valpy (1754–1836; schoolmaster) and his sons Abraham John Valpy (1787–1854; classical scholar and printer) and Francis Edward Jackson Valpy (1797–1882; Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster). See also MC:PR30/1/C4/6 Fols. 347–348 and MC:PR30/1/MS2/1 Fol. 35 for other letters from members of this family.
Fol. 37: Letter from Richard Valpy (no address given) to Martin Routh, 1 Oct 1814. Valpy regrets that he was out when Routh came to visit him, because he could not thank him for his copy of Reliquiae Sacrae.
Fol. 38: Letter from A. J. Valpy (address, 26 Tooke’s Court) to Martin Routh, 28 Oct 1814. Valpy thanks Routh for his help in his planned edition of Stephanus, and for his support for the Classical Journal.
Fol. 39: Letter from Richard Valpy (no address given) to Martin Routh, 25 Jun 1818. Valpy thanks Routh for giving him a copy of the fourth volume of Reliquiae Sacrae. He would like to have visited Routh at Tilehurst, but he has had a riding accident which has left him immobile for the time being. He was sorry at his friend Abrahall’s failure at Magdalen (presumably to get a Demyship?).
Fol. 40: Letter from Abraham Valpy (address, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street) to Martin Routh, 5 Dec 1822. Valpy reminds Routh to pay a subscription (presumably for his edition of Stephanus). He asks whether Routh has encountered a journal called the Museum, which might be useful for his work on Burnet.
Fol. 41: Letter from Abraham Valpy (address, Red Lion Court) to Martin Routh, 2 Aug 1823. Valpy hopes that Routh has received the missing numbers of his copy of the Greek Thesaurus, so that it can be found. He reports that Routh’s latest work has been reviewed in the Museum, and that his father plans to marry.
Fol. 42: Letter from F. Valpy (no address given) to Martin Routh, 10 July (no year given; 1832?). Valpy thanks Routh for a copy of his “edition of some of the tracts of the Christian Fathers” (presumably this is Routh’s Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Opuscula), and passes on news of his father.
Fol. 43: First page only of a letter lacking a signature, but clearly in the hand of Abraham Valpy, and addressed to Martin Routh. Valpy discusses the meanings of certain Greek words in a theological context.
Fol. 44: Letter from Charles Wallington (d. 1843; matr. Christ Church 1770, Rector of Hawkeswell 1791–1843).
Fol. 44: Letter from C. Wallington (address, Hawkswell Rectory, Rochford, Essex) to Martin Routh, 29 Apr 1839. Wallington has been visited by his and Routh’s friend Sir Francis Burdett, and the have been reminiscing. He expresses his dislike of the Oxford Tracts, and the threat which their writers pose to the Church of England.
Fol. 45: Letter from James Welsh (unidentified).
Fol. 45: Letter from James Welsh (address, 10 Union Terrace, Camden Town) to Martin Routh, 10 Apr 1829. Welsh sends Routh a brief memoir of Thomas Taylor (1758–1835; philosopher and translator of Plato). He understands that the Clarendon Press is producing an edition of Plotinus, and asks Routh to confirm if this is the case.
Fol. 46: Letter from Dr. White (unidentified).
Fol. 46: Letter from a Dr. White (unidentified; no address given) to Martin Routh, “Tuesday evening”. White asks Routh if he can borrow the two last volumes of Matthäi, on the remaining Epistles of St. Paul [These appear to be part of a series of editions of books of the Bible published by Christian Friedrich von Matthäi (1744-1811) at Riga in the 1780s]. There are some notes by Routh on the back of this letter, about readings in an unidentified Greek text.
Fol. 47: Letter from Herbert White (d. 1868; matr. Oriel 1811; Scholar and Fellow of Corpus Christi 1812–38).
Fol. 47: Letter from Herbert White (address, Newton Valence) to Martin Routh, 3 Jun 1830. White will be attending a scholarship examination at Corpus Christi College next week, and will call on Routh then. He seeks the consent of the College to a scheme for settling his father’s debts with his creditors, which includes Magdalen College. The letter bears some near-illegible notes in Routh’s hand.
Fol. 48: Letter from Robert Wells Whitford (d. 1879; matr. St. Edmund Hall 1825).
Fol. 48: Letter from R. Wells Whitford (address, London) to Martin Routh, 9 Jun 1838. Whitford plans to print a manuscript which has been widely supported in Oxford and Cambridge and bears the names of many subscribers. It does not bear Routh’s because Routh was away when Whitford visited. He now hopes that Routh will support it. The volume is an English version of Tromm and Schmidt’s Greek Concordance to the Bible.
Fol. 49: Letter from Charles Williams (d. 1808; D. 1766–75; F. 1775–83). See also MC:PR30/1/C1/3 Fols. 5 & 35, and MC:PR30/1/C2/4 Fol. 18 for other letters from this correspondent.
Fol. 49: Letter from Charles Williams (address, Woolbeding near Midhurst) to Martin Routh, 16 May 1806. Williams writes a letter of recommendation for the son of a Dr. Dodson, a former Fellow of Oriel, apparently for a Demyship. No one of that name was admitted to Magdalen at this time.
Fols. 50–71: Letters from William Windham (1750–1810; politician). See also MC:PR30/1/C2/10 Fol. 9 and MC:PR30/1/C4/6 Fols. 356–357 for other letters between Routh and this correspondent.
Fol. 50: Letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 29 Jun 1805. Windham has heard a rumour that William Scott, the current MP for Oxford University, is to be made a peer. If this is true, Windham would like to stand for election in his place. However, he asks Routh whether Magdalen would like to support him, in the light of his views on Catholic emancipation (he supported Catholic relief), and generally asks his advice on how to proceed.
Fol. 51: Letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 4 Jul 1805. Windham discusses once again his chances of success in standing as MP for the University, and considers which Colleges might support him.
Fol. 52: Copy of a letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to “Hippisley” (Sir John Hippisley, 1745/6–1825, political ally of Windham), 6 Jul 1805. Windham sets out his views on the Catholic question, with regard to his possible election to the University.
Fol. 53: Letter from D. Hughes (David Hughes; d. 1817; Principal of Jesus College 1802–17; address, London) to Martin Routh, 9 Jul 1805. Hughes reports that Windham is determined to be candidate for the University, but that the Master of University College (where Windham was an undergraduate) feels unable to support him.
Fol. 54: Letter (2 sheets) from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 12 Jul 1805. Windham fears that his plans to stand for Oxford will come to nothing, mainly thanks to Dr. Hughes’ duplicity in this matter.
Fol. 55: Letter (2 sheets) from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 17 Jul 1805. Windham discusses the intentions of William Pitt’s government with regard to the Catholic question, reassuring Routh that they are not as dangerous as had been feared.
Fol. 56: Letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 18 Jul 1805. Windham discusses the burning of Joseph Priestley’s house in 1791, which he opposed, if even he disapproved of Priestley’s politics. He also discusses his attitudes to dissenters, and expresses irritation at having to defend his conduct over the Catholic question. He is also unimpressed by Dr. Hughes’s behaviour.
Fol. 57: Letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 2 Aug 1805. Windham suggests that he and Routh meet, either in Oxford, or somewhere nearer London, to discuss the names of possible supporters.
Fol. 58: Letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 10 Aug 1805. Windham discusses various possible supporters to his electoral campaign.
Fol. 59: Letter from William Windham (address, Pall Mall) to Martin Routh, 16 Sep 1805. Windham reports on his discreet canvassing for the Oxford University seat.
Fol. 60: Letter from William Windham (address, Beaconsfield) to Martin Routh, 8 Nov 1805. Windham reports on his pleasure at meeting Routh, but also reflects on current events, including the news of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson. He also discusses the possibility of appointing his nephew Mr. Lukin to a regimental chaplaincy.
Fol. 61: Letter from William Windham (address, Beaconsfield) to Martin Routh, 14 Nov 1805. Windham continues to discuss the possible Parliamentary vacancy at Oxford, and the current state of the war.
Fol. 62: Letter from William Windham (address, Park Street, Westminster) to Martin Routh, 23 Aug 1799. Windham asks Routh if he can suggest any candidates to be the garrison chaplain at Minorca. He describes the post, and praises the current governor, General Fox.
Fol. 63: Letter from William Windham (address, Park Street, Westminster) to Martin Routh, 19 Sep 1799.Windham assures Routh that he need not hurry to make a choice (presumably over a nomination for the garrison chaplaincy at Minorca).
Fol. 64: Letter from William Windham (address, Park Street, Westminster) to Martin Routh, 6 Nov 1799. Windham would be happy to nominate Routh’s brother (presumably to the chaplaincy in Minorca) if Routh wishes.
Fol. 65: Letter from William Windham (address, Park Street, Westminster) to Martin Routh, 6 Jan 1801. Windham considers at length the case of a Mr. Thomas who has been found guilty of fraud or forgery, which carried then death penalty, and whether or not Thomas should suffer this fate.
Fol. 66: Letter from William Windham (address, Park Street, Westminster) to Martin Routh, 10 Mar 1801. Windham is aware of a vacancy for Parliament at Oxford University, and raises with Routh the possibility of standing as a candidate.
Fol. 67: Letter (2 sheets) from William Windham (address, Park Street, Westminster) to Martin Routh, 14 Mar 1801. Windham thanks Routh for his support. He reflects on his position as a former minister, and on the safety of the Church of England. He discusses where he might find support for his candidacy in Oxford, noting that his own College (University) would not support him.
Fol. 68: Letter from William Windham (address, Arlington Street) to Martin Routh, 20 Oct 1806. Windham has decided to abandon plans to stand in Oxford, and instead is going to try Norfolk.
Fol. 69: Letter from Thomas Amyot, William Windham’s private secretary (address, Downing Street). to Martin Routh, 27 Oct 1806. Lady Carnarvon has asked Windham to seek Routh’s support for her son, Mr. Herbert and his colleague Mr. Thistlethwayte (for unknown purposes). In Windham’s absence, Amyot passes on the request to Routh.
Fol. 70: Letter from William Windham (address, Arlington Street) to Martin Routh, 26 Nov 1806. Windham thanks Routh for fresh news of his brother, and reports on his success in Norfolk .
Fol. 71: Last sheet of a letter from William Windham (address lost) to Martin Routh, postmarked 8 May 1807. Windham assures Routh that he does not wish to seek his assistance on an unspecified matter.
Fol. 72: Letter from Thomas Winstanley (1749–1823; historian and classical scholar).
Fol. 72: Letter from T. Winstanley (address, Oxford) to Martin Routh, 10 Sep 1815. Winstanley copies in a letter from Charles Butler (1750–1832; Roman Catholic layman and lawyer) to Winstanley, written from Lincoln’s Inn and dated 7 Sep 1815, in which he regrets that he has been able to find a particular book, and wonders whether Winstanley could prevail on Routh to lend him his copy. In his own letter, Winstanley encourages Routh to help Butler.
Fol. 73: Letter from John Chappell Woodhouse (d. 1833; matr. Christ Church 1767; Dean of Lichfield 1807–33).
Fol. 73: Letter from J. C. Woodhouse (address, Deanery, Lichfield) to Martin Routh, 4 Jun 1832. Woodhouse thanks Routh warmly for sending him a copy of his Scriptorum ecclesiasticorum opuscula.
Fol. 74: Letter from Creuttel Wurtz (unidentified).
Fol. 74: Letter (in French) from Creuttel Wurtz (address, Paris) to Martin Routh, 9 Jul 1811. Wurtz reports on the progress of a package to be delivered for Routh by way of Richard Heber, and where it should now be.
Fol. 75: Letter from Daniel Wyttenbach (1746–1820; classical scholar).
Fol. 75: Letter (in Latin) from Daniel Wyttenbach (address, Leiden) to Martin Routh, 30 Dec 1800. Wyttenbach is publishing an edition of Plutarch’s Moralia with the Clarendon Press, using Thomas Randolph as his intermediary. In 1798 he sent a package containing his latest text to the British Legate at Hamburg, and has heard nothing since. He asks Routh to help him find out what is going on. (The package was eventually found, having been lying forgotten in the Legate’s house. See further R. H. Darwall-Smith, ‘Daniel Wyttenbach and the Clarendon Press’, in Plutarchea Lovaniensia: A Miscellany of Essays on Plutarch, Studia Hellenistica 32 (1996), 53–77).
Fols. 76–77: Letters from John Young (1746–1820; Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow 1774-1820). See MC:PR30/1/C4/6 Fol. 362 for a letter from Young’s son.
Fol. 76: Letter from Professor Young (address, Glasgow College) to Martin Routh, 12 Mar 1807. Young has sent Routh a specimen of an intended edition of the Greek dramatic poets, and hopes to employ his son, a member of Balliol College in correcting the proofs.
Fol. 77: Letter from Professor Young (address, Glasgow College) to Martin Routh, 4 Oct 1815. Young recommends to Routh his younger son Charles (who has just gone up to Balliol as a Snell Exhibitioner), and hopes that Routh will take an interest in him.
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