Royal Asiatic Society,
5, New Burlington Street, W.
London, 21 March, 1867.
Immediately on the receipt of your letter of the 15th inst., I forwarded it to Sir Henry Rawlinson, expecting that he would either write to you himself, or let me know what to answer. I have now been to see him, & have much pleasure in informing you that the Society can only be too glad to accept your generous offer. Instalments of four sheets or so each will suit very well. You will, of course, be quite at liberty to have a continuous paging throughout the series of your articles for your private copies. With regard to the Journal, however, you might, I think, have the separate paging put in brackets by the side of the continuous paging of the volume, which ought not to be broken. This is an idea of my own which just strikes me, and to which there can be no possible objection on the part of Sir H. Rawlinson.
You are perhaps aware that the number of copies printed is 500 for the Society, inclusive of 50 author’s copies, and 300 for the publisher who pays for the paper & working off of them. Harrison will have to communicate with Austin direct or with me as to the paging for the Journal.
I remain, dear Sir, yours very faithfully