Royal Asiatic Society,
5, New Burlington Street, W.,
12th Novr 1861.
I send you by this evening’s post another packet of revises, according to your note of the 4th to the printer.
I suppose it is almost inseparable from such work that great alterations as well as corrections are required. This makes the work of printing very expensive, even beyond what the use of Cuneiform types causes.
It has been brought to my notice that the publication of our papers will be particularly expensive from the two reasons combined. But, as you have before borne the expense, and half promised to do so this time also, at least in part, I have instructed the printer to follow your instructions, so that you may be satisfied to the utmost. As I suppose your work will terminate, as to the present part, with the revise I now send you, and as I wish to charge the expenses of the year against its own receipts, I have requested the printer to give me his accounts as early as possible. If you allow me to do so, I will then send you the account of what relates to your papers, so that you may see the proportion the real expenses bear to the estimate for ordinary matter, and thence determine what assistance you can give towards these publications.
Believe me, dear Sir, faithfully yours,
J W Redhouse
H. F. Talbot Esqre