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Document number: 7359
Date: 31 Jan 1857
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NORRIS Edwin
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 21310
Last updated: 4th June 2013

Royal Asiatic Society, 5, New Burlington Street, London
31 Jany 1857

Dear Sir

I am ashamed to see the date of your last: <1> when I do not reply to a note immediately, this is sure to be the case, and I was not able to do it when I received yours. The part of the word read Tiglath is surely not phonetic, but the final part Cuneiform sign FTCuneiform07359a.jpg is used often for ‘servant’ & to serve; on one of the vocabularies the phonetic reading of this appears to be gala, with the termination Cuneiform sign FTCuneiform07359b.jpg it would of course take a nominal form, and tiglati is as probable as any. Cuneiform sign FTCuneiform07359d.jpg is certainly pal sometimes Cuneiform sign FTCuneiform07359c.jpg is made tsi ti khi, on the syllabation I do not know what to do with Cuneiform sign FTCuneiform07359d.jpg. Of course all this affords no more than a presumption, but the Hebrew reading is such a corroboration that it must be admitted, at least it is nearly the same root of evidence as we have for Sardanapalus, Esarhaddon &c & have given but a very imperfect account of this; as I said before I am now more concerned with shapes of letters than with their sounds or meanings, and these step rapidly out of my memory.

We shall republish two or three of the documents given in the B. Museum series, as you suggest; unless it is objected to by the Trustees, which is not probably.

I remain, Dr Sir yours vy truly
Edwin Norris

H F Talbot, Esq
&c &c &c

H. Fox Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


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