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Document number: 9771
Date: 11 Apr 1871
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SMITH George (2)
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 17th June 2013

British Museum
April 11th 1871

My dear Sir

I thank you for the notes you sent to me – you wanted some examples of kittu there are not many and I do not think I have nay new ones but the word is only a form of kin the Akkad equivalent of which is gina it the form kittu comes from kintu just as limuttu comes from limuntu I have no other example of Cuneiform which I translate “only” it is doubtful and I shall review this and many other words before I close the work – I send you 32 pages more and hope to send another set in a fortnight<1>

I had the pleasure of hearing a paper of yours read at the New Society<2>

Yours respectfully
George Smith

H. F. Talbot Esq


1. Harrison was a printer. WHFT was assisting in the editing of Smith's History of Assurbanipal, translated from the cuneiform inscriptions (London: Williams & Norgate, 1871).

2. The Society of Biblical Archæology. WHFT was to become a regular contributor.

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