Autograph Letter Signed with initials. to ‘my dear Cholmondeley’[?], commenting on his composition, and adding to his reading list. 4 pp. 4 x 3½ inches, fine. Boston [Lincolnshire], 19 August 1858. John Conington (1825 -1869), classical scholar. In 1866 Conington published his most famous work, the translation of the Aeneid of Virgil into the octosyllabic metre of Sir Walter Scott.