[ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley ('Dean Stanley') and Charles Ranken Conybeare (friend of Lewis Carroll). ] Autograph Letter Signed from Conybeare to Stanley quoting Pliny the Younger, forwarded by Stanley to 'Pollen', with note on a girl's death.

Charles Ranken Conybeare (1821-1885), Vicar of Itchin Stoke, Hampshire [ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley [ 'Dean Stanley' ] 1815-1881); Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll'); Christ Church, Oxford ]
Publication details: 
Without date or place [ Oxford ].
SKU: 20012

2pp., 12mo. On a bifolium. With Conyebeare's ALS ('Charles R Conybeare') continuing from the recto of the first leaf to the top of the second, and Stanley's ALS ('A P. Stanley') on the lower part of the recto of the second leaf. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with closed tear up gutter. Conybeare's letter is addressed to 'My dear Stanley' and begins: 'The words I quoted are in C. Plin. Ep L:V xvi. In case you should not have the book'. A long quotation in Latin of the beginning of the letter follows, after which he writes: 'The rest of the letter will repay the reading especially the closing sentences.' Stanley's letter reads: 'My dear Pollen, | I send Conybeare's quotation. As I told you, the reason why it struck me so much, was that it seemed almost a translation of what Cox (of the Bodleian) had said to me about the child the morning after her death.' A photograph of Conybeare was found in Dodgson's deed box after his death.