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
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>
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.