My dear Sir
I do not think there would be any real difficulty about your presenting a printed paper for our Transactions.
Generally, and as a rule, it is best that such papers should come before the Committee of papers in MS. but, practically, I am the Committee of Papers and I should not call this Committee together, except in some case where I was in doubt myself –
I can quite understand the inconvenience of being away from your books of reference & whenever a paper has been delayed in its printing for several months –
There is no absolute rule in the RSL about printing papers & ever since I have been Honry Secry, this matter has been left, rightly or wrongly almost entirely to my own judgement –
My Carthaginian Inscriptions <2> are finished, and only await the order of the Trustees for the circulation of the Book. I have put down your name as the recipient of one copy which the Trustees have assented
I am Ever sincerely yours
W. S. W. Vaux
H Fox Talbot Esq
1. British Museum, London.
2. Vaux, Inscriptions in the Phśnician Character, now deposited in the British Museum, discovered on the site of Carthage, London: British Museum, 1863).