R Asiatic Society,
20 April, 1857
My dear Sir,
Col. Rawlinson <1> is putting together his version of the Tiglath Pileser Cylinder, and he thinks that the suggested Comparison will be more easy if the two documents are drawn up in the same way. He would therefore be glad to know whether Your translation is written out in paragraphs, or line for line as upon the cylinder, in an interlinearly way, each sentence under your reading in Roman characters of the corresponding original<.> He proposes to follow your plan, in order to facilitate the comparison, and I shall be glad if you will furnish me, for his information, with any particulars you think requisite.
Dr Oppert <2> has asked to be allowed to send in his version also from a copy made by himself, for the purposes of comparison, and Dr Hinks <3> has been invited to do the same. It is proposed to open the packets about the middle of May, and to invite some persons of note, to be present at the examination. I hope you may be able to be in town. I will ask for an early reply.
I am My dear Sir yours faithfully
Edwin NorrisFox Talbot, Esq
&c &c &c
1. Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810–1895), orientalist.
2. Prof Julius Oppert (1825–1905), German Assyriologist, active in Paris.
3. Rev Edward Hincks (1792–1866), Irish Egyptologist & Orientalist.