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Document number: 6349
Date: 30 Jan 1856
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HARLE Charles Ebenezer
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 28th April 2012

Cross St Islington.
Jan 30. 1856

Dear Sir, –

Some pressing matters prevented me thanking you earlier for yr candid reply to my letter. Confining myself to the statement of Col R in reference to the official reason of Nebuchadnezzar’s madness; I cannot but think he ought to have placed that matter before the public in the very clearest light long ago. He drew marked attention to the subject by having the very stone before him; and touched a popular point. Surely it would have taken him but a very few minutes to have given us an interlinear translation of what he knew. Had you made the discovery, you would have given it to the world – acknowledged when you were weak and asked assistance from any quarter. I thank you much for yr paper in the J of S. Lit.

I hope you will attack the VIII Col and if I can afford you any assistance by collating the stone, where you find a difficulty I beg you to ask me and I will endeavour to be at your service.

I am, Dear Sir, yours very truly,
C. E. Harle.

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