Kallininikos Hieromonachos - letter from Alexandria, Oct 15, 1862"... the codex also was cleaned with lemon-juice, professedly for the purpose of cleaning its parchments, but in reality in order to weaken the freshness of the letters, as was actually the case."
Journal of Sacred Literature p. 212 - April, 1863
The Codex Sinaiticus and its Antiquity
Simonides, per his 1852 visit"much altered, having an older appearance than it ought to have"
Journal of Sacred Literature - April, 1863
Letter from William A. Wright, Dec 5, 1862
Simonides in The Guardian, Jan. 28, 1863, answered a question posed by Henry Bradshaw:“Mr. Bradshaw’s very proper and natural query – ‘How is it possible that a MS. written beautifully, and with no intention to deceive, in 1840, should in 1862 present so ancient an appearance?’ I answer simply thus: The MS. had been systematically tampered with, in order to give it an ancient appearance, as early as 1852, when, as I have already stated, it had an older appearance than it ought to have had …”
Journal of Sacred Literature - July 1863
Constantine Simonides, published in the Guardian Feb 4, 1963
Kallinikos:“I know too, still further, that the same Codex was cleaned, with a solution of herbs, on the theory that the skins might be cleaned, but, in fact, that the writing might be changed, as it was, to a sort of yellow colour.”
The Literary Churchman, Dec. 16, 1862
Codex Sinaiticus & the Simonides Affair by J.K. Elliott, p. 77
"The manuscript had been cleaned with lemon-juice, professedly for the purpose of washing the vellum, but, in reality, to weaken the freshness of the letters."
The Christian Remembrancer, interprets Simonides:
(Codex Sinaiticus & the Simonides Affair by J.K. Elliott, p. 78)
This is a third-party off-shoot of the first quote.