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Document number: 7353
Date: 15 Jan 1857
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NORRIS Edwin
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 21302
Last updated: 12th December 2010

Royal Asiatic Society,
5, New Burlington Street,

15 Jany 1857.

My dear Sir,

I believe the red-tape (metaphysical) is all unwound, and that you will receive the inscriptions <1> as soon as you get this. I have been go-between at least half-a-dozen times and before I left the Museum this day, I saw the packet come up for you. They have been ready more than a week, but consent had not been given under the forms required by official precision.

I my last <2> I alluded to the preparation of them and the other inscription for the lithographs, in doing which a good deal of my time is taken up; in the case of the Tiglath Pileser Ins. for instance, four prisms[?] have been carefully collected, all broken in parts, though two nearly complete; the others quite fragmentary. I fear the learned who study the inscription in print will hardly give me credit for the trouble we have had in getting them ready.

I am my dear Sir yours sincerely
Edwin Norris

Fox Talbot Esq
&c &c &c

Fox Talbot, Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. See Doc. No. 07333

2. See Doc. No: 07341.

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