Royal Asiatic Society,
5, New Burlington Street,
13 March 1857.
I have not had a moment to reply to your note <1> till now. Our next meeting is on the 21st instant, when I shall have much pleasure in presenting your sealed packet to the meeting of Council. I will then lock it up in our strong box, of which I keep the key. I shall be much pleased to compare the versions, when Rawlinson’s <2> is published, and I have not the smallest doubt of their agreement in all essential particulars.
I am Dear Sir Yours vy faithfully
Edwin NorrisH. Fox Talbot Esq
&c &c &c
P. S. I hope the Colonel’s <3> parliamen<tary> avocations may not interfere with <the?> publication.
1. Letter not located.
2. Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810–1895), orientalist.
3. Colonel Herny Rawlinson was ...