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Document number: 9205
Date: 16 Mar 1867
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NASH David William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21657 (envelope)
Last updated: 15th November 2012

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7 Bays Hill Terrace
Cheltenham March 16. 1867

Dear Sir,

I am very much obliged by the ĎAssyrian Translationsí you have so kindly sent me. I observe that the Khammurabi inscriptions have been published by M. Menant, and I will not therefore trouble you to make any copy for me, but shall gratefully receive any spare copies of your papers with which you may be able to favour me.

The ballad on the subject of the jewels and their restoration is very remarkable and very interesting. It was evidently sung to music with a refrain or chorus at the end of each stanza. The rhyme of the 2d and 4h line of each stanza is very remarkable.

I have only lately taken up the object of these inscriptions and am much interested in them.

I remain Dear Sir Yours Faithfully
D. W. Nash

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq

[envelope, annotated by WHFT "Mr Nash. Cheltenham":]
H Fox Talbot Esq
13 Great Stuart Street
Edinburgh

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