ROBINSON, Thomas, and Trinity College, Cambridge. 14800



A series of four Autograph Letters Signed, to Geo: Harris at Rugby School, acknowledging Drafts of Twenty Pounds, being payments for his Exhibition to Trinity College Cambridge. Together with two certificates of residence at Trinity, also sent as letters, each signed by William Lort Mansel, Bishop of Bristol and Master of Trinity. Six letters 9 x 7 inches, in good condition, with the integral address leaves (postal markings). Trinity College Cambridge, 1811-1815. Thomas Robinson (1790-1873), Master of the Temple, and Arabic scholar, was educated at Rugby and at Trinity, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1813 as thirteenth wrangler and second classical medallist. He went out to India as a missionary priest, and there he began the translation of the Old Testament into Persian. He was chaplain to Reginald Heber, and was present at Trichinopoly on 2 April 1826 when Heber was drowned. In 1837 Robinson was appointed lord almoner’s professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge.