A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, to “My dear Lonsdale”, written on the blank pages of a printed circular proposing publication of The Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology, about this journal and related university matters. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, in good condition. The Lodge, Marlborough College, 14 December 1853. John Conington (1825 – 1869), English classical scholar. In 1866 he published his best-known work, the translation of the Aeneid of Virgil into the octosyllabic metre of Walter Scott. He was Corpus Professor of Latin at the University of Oxford from 1854 till his death.