Royal Asiatic Society
5, New Burlington Street
3d Novr 1856
I have put your name up; <1> it will be read over on the 15 inst, & again on the 6th December after which you will have an official communication of the result. I find your name in the Royal Society’s List <2> as William H. &c how do wish it to be put? I see you sign H. only.
If you look at p.xxx. of the Society’s Report of 1852 of which I forward you a copy by this day’s post, you will see that Sir Henry printed a good bit of a translation of Taylor’s Cylinder, <3> of which he had a cast. It was that to which I alluded principally.
I am Dear Sir Yours very faithfully
H. Fox Talbot E
[envelope: blindstamp on flap, RAS]
H. Fox Talbot, Esq
1. For membership in the Royal Asiatic Society.
2. Royal Society of London list of members.
3. Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810–1895), orientalist, in the Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society.