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Document number: 9203
Date: 12 Mar 1867
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NASH David William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 22249
Last updated: 20th October 2010

7 Bays Hill Terrace
Cheltenham March 12. 1867

Dear Sir,

I shall be greatly obliged to you, if you will take the trouble to send me a few lines in the Cuneiform characters of the Inscription of khammurabi translated by you – the Journal of the R. As. Soc. vol 20. –

As the language is so clearly the same as that of all the other Assyro-Bablyonian inscriptions I want to see where the characters are, as I am not inclined to place much faith in Sir H. Rawlinson’s Turanians, who have already moved their point & centre of origin, from the mountains of Armenia to the highlands of Southern Arabia.

I am Dear Sir Yours faithfully
D. W. Nash F.S.A.
Secy of the Ethnological Socy

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq

[annotated in WHFT's hand:] Mr Nash. Cheltenham
W. H. Fox Talbot, Esq
Lacock Abbey

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