Autograph Note in the third person from [Martin Joseph Routh,] President of Magdalen College, Oxford, to 'Mr Twining' [Richard Twining], praising his uncle Thomas Twining's translation of Aristotle. With pencil note on Routh by Twining.
1p., 12mo. On bifolium. Written in a faint, difficult hand, as one might expect from a ninety-six year-old. 'The President of Magdalen presents his Compliments to Mr Twining, and thanks his kind present of the portrait of his learned Uncle, author of one of the best translations into the English language of a great writer. His own great age and attendent
considered he wishes rather than hopes, to take Mr Twining by the hand again.' Docketed in pencil by Twining at the head 'Aged 95 in 1853 - still blest with health & good spirits & sometimes reading Greek till 1 in ye morning, as his Friend daily told me in March 1853'.