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Document number: 5336
Date: 10 Sep 1858
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: RAWLINSON Henry Creswick
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21027 (envelope only)
Last updated: 13th April 2014

Downham Hall – Brandon
Septr 10. 1858

Dear Mr Talbot –

I have put off writing for some time in hopes of being able to fix the exact day when I might be again in your neighbourhood and at leisure to look in at Laycock Abbey and have a talk with you about Cuneiforms, but as time advances the prospect of such a visit recedes – In the present phase of our Indian Govnt I can take very little holiday, and the little that I do take I am obliged to devote to engagements of long standing – I have given up therefore any more Wiltshire peregrinations till later in the season and the only chance therefore I see of meeting you again at present is at Leeds, where I shall attend – for a few days at any rate – the British Association, though I have nothing prepared, which I could submit to the Ethnological Section – If you go to Leeds, perhaps you will take Oppert’s book with you and return it him there – A second Livraison is out, but I have not yet had time to run through it – When I was in Town the other day, both Norris & Bowler who have charge of all my Lithographical Sheets of Inscriptions were in the country, but I left word for a set to be sent to you on their return – I go up myself for some days on Tuesday next –

Believe me Ever Yours faithfully
H. Rawlinson

To/ H. Fox Talbot Esqr
Laycock Abbey

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