[From Cumming 'Castle Rushen etc'. 1857]
PRINCIPAL OF KING WILLIAM'S COLLEGE,
MY DEAR SIR,
In happy memory of the many years during which it was my privilege to be associated with you in the duties of that Institution over which you have so faithfully and so ably presided, I beg you to accept my dedication to you of these pages, descriptive of the locality in which you have lived and laboured.
That you may long continue to be blessed in blessing others, and reap a still richer harvest of the good seed which you have been instrumental in sowing, is the fervent desire of
Yours most sincerely and faithfully,
JOSEPH GEORGE CUMMING.
Lichfield, 1st May, 1857.