Royal Asiatic Society,
5, New Burlington Street, W.,
27th. May 1861.
I will attend to the opening of your packets next Council, and to preserving the dates of their being severally received here.
Will you kindly give me your wishes as to their being printed in the next part of our Journal; and as to the extra expense (if any) attending the publication of such papers. If you wish it, I will, next Monday send them to the printer for an estimate and let you know. This will consume a few days; but it will be more satisfactory. I mention this because I recollect hearing from the late Mr Neal that you had taken on yourself the expense of printing some, at least, of your papers, and possibly may contemplate doing so again, if requisite; and because our funds are too low to admit of more than a small departure from “ordinary matter” as printers call it – meaning simple English with no oriental or foreign type mixed.
Your packets being still sealed, I cannot know whether the cuneiform characters are given. If so, I believe it will be expensive to print – but I will procure an estimate, in any case.
Believe me, dear Sir, Faithfully yours,
J. W. Redhouse
H. F. Talbot, Esqre