Dear Mr Talbot/
Some time since you replied to me that you wd be happy to give me a paper for the R S Literature <1> – Do you think you could do so by June
20 16 or 17, & send it to me here that I may have time to read it through, unless you should be able to come & read it yourself which, of course, we should all prefer – Our Meeting is on Wedy June 25. but I like to have the title, at all events, of the paper a week before hand that I may put the usual notice in the Athenæum <2> – Should you be pressed for time send me its title first & then if I have the paper itself by Monday June 23 this would be enough time for me to read it through.
I have not heard any more about George Smith <3> for the last 3 weeks but his letters in the Daily Telegraph about that time were very interesting
Ever sincerely yours
W. S. W. Vaux
H. Fox Talbot Esq FRSWe have a young man here Mr Sayce <4> Fellow of Queens, who has recently been taking up Assyrian & other Eastern languages with great success and energy – Do you know him?
H. Fox Talbot
Lacock Abbey Chippenham
1. Royal Society of Literature, London.
2. The Athenaeum (London).
4. Archibald Henry Sayce (1845–1933), Egyptologist & Orientalist.