15th January, 1857.
I have just received from Sir Henry Rawlinson the letter of which I enclose a copy, <1> and in accordance with your request have much pleasure in transmitting to you this day by the Great Western Railway, a parcel containing a copy of the Tiglath Pileser and Sennacherib Inscriptions.
I remain, Sir, Yours faithfully
H. Fox Talbot Esq
Jany. 15th. 1857
My dear Panizzi
Mr. Fox Talbotís Note<2> is quite satisfactory and you can accordingly send him at once the two rolls of Lithographed Inscriptions with Mr Butler,<3> one of Tiglath Pileserís, and the other of Sennacheribís.- These are the only two yet finished, but several others are nearly ready
(Signed) H Rawlinson
H. Fox Talbot, Esqe
&c &c &c
1. Rawlinson's original letter was written on 15 January and received by Panizzi the same day. Panizzi's copy is complete and accurate; the original is preserved in the British Museum Archives, London.
3. Thomas Butler, Assistant Secretary, British Museum.