[ Henry Melvill (1798-1871), Principal of the East India Company College. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Henry Melvill'], thanking 'Major McGregor' [ Robert Guthrie Macgregor ] for two copies of his 'Translations from the Greek Anthology'.

Henry Melvill (1798-1871), Principal of the East India Company College, 1844-1858, and Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
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East India College. 29 July 1857.
SKU: 20297

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, lightly aged, with closed tear at head of first leaf. He thanks him for 'transmitting two copies of your “Epitaphs [sic] from the Greek Anthology” - one for myself, the other for our College Library'. He observes, 'with much regret', that McGregor has experienced 'great sorrow', but is happy that he can 'write better & brighter words over the deed than those which you have so carefully transcribed from the of less enlightened days.' MacGregor's 'Translations from the Greek Anthology' was published in London without a date by Nissen and Parker.?>