Autograph Letter Signed, about the supply of copies of his Spicilegium Syriacum, suggesting a source for his correspondent. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. Westbury, Shropshire, 31 August 1855. William Cureton (1808-1864), orientalist. Cureton’s most remarkable work was the edition with notes and an English translation of the Epistles of Ignatius to Polycarp, the Ephesians and the Romans, from a Syriac manuscript that had been found in the monastery of St. Mary Deipara, in the desert of Nitria, near Cairo.