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Document number: 7402
Date: 06 May 1857
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NORRIS Edwin
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

R As Society

6 May, 1857

Dear Sir,

I will make a point of giving you timely notice of the opening the versions. It will be some days before the Anniversary Meeting of the Society <1> (23d) if Dr Hinks and Mr Oppert <2> be in time.

I am Dear Sir Yours truly

Edwin Norris

H. Fox Talbot Esqr
&c &c &c


1. The Royal Asiatic Society.

2. Rev Edward Hincks (1792–1866), Irish Egyptologist & Orientalist, Prof Julius Oppert (1825–1905), German Assyriologist, active in Paris, Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810–1895), orientalist, and WHFT all submitted translations to the British Museum to be opened simultaneously, in order to prove the veracity of the translations of cuneiform text.

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