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Document number: 5970
Date: 15 Aug 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PUSEY Edward Bouverie
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21493 (envelope)
Last updated: 14th November 2012

My dear Sir

I beg to thank you very much for your kind information. I was afraid that Cuneiform translation had stopped, not having been able to hear of any thing new for some time. Max Müller had told me of that experiment of the translations by 4 different translators. But I had been previously satisfied of the general system of interpretations, and, had I been 10 years younger, should have set myself to study the inscription; but it was too late to set about an Alphabet of some (Is it not?) 360 characters. I hope, however, to profit by the labours of others. I was especially interested in the Annals of Ashurbanipal, on account of their antiquity, and should you, at any time, put your hand upon a spare copy of the “Assyrian texts“ I should be very much obliged to you for it. I analysed, as far as I could in the time, the copy which Mr Rawlinson <1> lent me, for my immediate purpose, but this is different from the original. I have sent for the numbers of the Journals which you have kindly named to me. There is much, of which Mr R. gives the summary from his brother’s readings, <2> which I hope I may one day see more fully

With every good wish your very faithful & obliged
E B Pusey

Aug. 15

H. Fox Talbot Esq


1.Canon George Rawlinson (1812-1902), historian, scholar, and theologian.


2. Sir Henry Creswick Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810-1895), orientalist.

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