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Document number: 5713
Date: 30 Apr 1867
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NASH David William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 22263
Last updated: 20th October 2010

[engraved address:]
Ethnological Society of London,
4, St Martin’s Place. W.C.

April 30 1867.

My dear Sir

I read a paper at the meeting of the Royal Society of Literature on Wednesday May 8 – on the Bilingual Cuneiform Tablets in the British Museum. I hope you may be in London at the time.

I do not think the language of the left hand column of these tablets is an ancient language which having become dead as a vernacular tongue, was preserved by the learned of Mesopotamia. I even doubt its being a Turanian Language. These heretical doctrines will I dare say give rise to some discussion and I hope you will be present; there appear to be so very few who have applied themselves to the subject.

Believe me to remain Yours very truly
D. M. Nash

My London address is
22 Holles Street
Cavendish Square

H. F. Talbot Esqr

[annotated in WHFT's hand:] Nash
H. Fox Talbot Esqr
13 Great Stuart Street

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