MC:PR30/4/C3 Miscellaneous correspondence
MC:PR30/4/C3/1 28–30 Nov 1777
Letter from Philip Young (1709–83; Bishop of Norwich 1761–83; address, London), to Peter Routh, 28 Nov 1777. Yonge discusses arrangements for examining Routh’s son Martin (for his ordination as deacon). Peter Routh has then forwarded this note to Martin with an extra message of his own, dated 30 Nov 1777, discussing arrangements to meet the Bishop. Other letters from Peter Routh to his son may be found at MC:PR30/1/C1/1, MC:PR30/1/C1/2 and MC:PR30/4/C1/1 above, and MS 655 (c).
MC:PR30/4/C3/2 n.d. (1791?)
Letter written in Latin from John Cholmeley (D. 1791–7; F. 1797–1810) to Martin Routh. It appears to be Cholmeley’s letter of application for a Demyship (which proved successful).
MC:PR30/4/C3/3 23 Jul (year not given; 1840s?)
Letter from Charles Frederick Plumptre (d. 1870; Master of University College 1836–70) to Martin Routh. Plumptre writes in support of George Lewthwaite (matr. Univ. 1837), presumably for a Fellowship, since Plumptre mentions his getting a Second in Maths and Physics in 1843 (recte 1842). Lewthwaite did not get a position at Magdalen.
A copy of an undated (c. 1840s), open letter (2 sheets) to the Duke of Wellington, as Chancellor of the University of Oxford, from the President and Scholars of Magdalen, headed “to the Duke of Wellington” in Routh’s hand. The President and Scholars repudiate the Duke’s charges (as Chancellor of the University), as set out in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, of violating the College’s statutes concerning the election of Fellows and allowing Demies to retain their posts after the prescribed term. The affair seems to have grown out of the unauthorised publication in 1840 by G. R. M. Ward of an English translation of Magdalen’s statutes.
MC:PR30/4/C3/5 8 Jan 1844
Letter from William Buckland (1784–1856; geologist and Dean of Westminster; address, Christ Church) to Martin Routh. Buckland sends Routh a rare Dutch edition of Horace owned by his grandfather (there are several Dutch editions of Horace in the Routh Library, any one of which might be this volume). He also encloses some letters (now lost) from masters at Winchester College concerning Buckland’s son who was an (unsuccessful) candidate for a Demyship. See also MC:PR30/1/C4/1 No. 1 for another letter from this correspondent.
MC:PR30/4/C3/6 31 May 1847
Letter from Richard Greswell (1800–81; college teacher and promoter of church schools; address, 21 Beaumont St, Oxford) to Martin Routh. Greswell sends Routh some documents (now lost) relating to the approaching election of an MP for the University. He supports William Gladstone’s candidature. See also MC:PR30/1/4C/3 Fols. 154–156 and MC:PR30/1/4C/9 Fol. 7 for other letters from this correspondent.
MC:PR30/4/C3/7–12 are letters from Jean-Baptiste-Francois Pitra (1812–89; theologian; later Cardinal) to Martin Routh. Pitra was working on Spicilegium Solesmense (4 vols., Paris, 1852-1858), a collection of hitherto unpublished works of Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church and other early ecclesiastical writers.
MC:PR30/4/C3/7 11 Days before the Calends of December (22 Nov) 1849
Letter (in Latin) from Jean-Baptiste-Francois Pitra (address, Magdalen) to Martin Routh. Pitra thanks Routh warmly for the hospitality and assistance he has shown him in Oxford.
Letter (in Latin) from Jean-Baptiste-Francois Pitra (no address given) to Martin Routh. Pitra once again thanks Routh warmly for his assistance in his research.
MC:PR30/4/C3/9 The day before the Nones of December (4 Dec) 1849
Letter (in Latin) from Jean-Baptiste-Francois Pitra (address, Magdalen) to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Delegates. Pitra explains his work on Spicilegium Solesmense, and the setback it has received since the recent upheavals in France. He hopes that the University can help him in his research, mentioning Martin Routh’s assistance in the project.
A copy of MC:PR30/4/C3/9 above in John Bloxam’s hand.
MC:PR30/4/C3/11 12 Dec 1849
Letter (in French) from Jean-Baptiste-Francois Pitra (address, Danesfield, Great Marlow) to an unnamed addressee. Having left Oxford, Pitra wishes to thank his correspondent for all the kindness shown him there.
Letter (in French) from Jean-Baptiste-Francois Pitra (address not given) to an unnamed addressee. Pitra asks his addressee to thank Routh for giving him a copy of Monasticon Gallicanum.
MC:PR30/4/C3/13 3 Jun 1854
Letter from James Knowles (address, St. John’s Road, Battersea Rise, Wandsworth, Surrey) to Martin Routh. Knowles seeks Routh’s help in establishing the identity of one “Duncombe”, who was expelled by the Puritans. Bloxam has noted that John Duncombe was expelled on 29 Jun 1648.
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