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Document number: 6366
Date: 19 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 19. 1856

Dear Sir,

I have read yr paper in J of S. Lit on E.J.H. inscription and beg to thank you for it. As I was present when Col Rawlinson gave his lecture at the R. Institution to which you refer I am much surprised that you do not mention any thing respecting Col Rís statement that the madness of Nebuchadnezzar was alluded to on that stone and in the 9th Col. I cannot but think it was generally heard, and may I ask if you heard it and yr reasons for not mentioning such an intensely interesting fact? [illegible deletion] In the J. of S. Lit. for [Feby?] pp. 483-491 I find the evidence of what was said at the R. Institution and in p. 488 there is, I may say, a verbatim statement of what the Col did say on this Inscription. Indeed the whole so corresponds with what he said that mistake is quite out of the question. If any apology be necessary for my thus asserting to you I beg you will accept it from me

I am Dear Sir yours truly
C. E. Harle

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