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Document number: 326
Date: Mon 02 Jun 1873
Dating: response to Doc no 07847; see Doc nos 09953, 09985
Postmark: Oxford 2 Jun 1873
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: VAUX William Sandys Wright
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 22691 [envelope only]
Last updated: 18th February 2013

Bodleian Library
June 2

Dear Mr Talbot/

Some time since you replied to me that you wd be happy to give me a paper for the R S Literature <1> – Do you think you could do so by June 20 16 or 17, & send it to me here that I may have time to read it through, unless you should be able to come & read it yourself which, of course, we should all prefer – Our Meeting is on Wedy June 25. but I like to have the title, at all events, of the paper a week before hand that I may put the usual notice in the Athenæum <2> – Should you be pressed for time send me its title first & then if I have the paper itself by Monday June 23 this would be enough time for me to read it through.

I have not heard any more about George Smith <3> for the last 3 weeks but his letters in the Daily Telegraph about that time were very interesting

Ever sincerely yours
W. S. W. Vaux

H. Fox Talbot Esq FRS

We have a young man here Mr Sayce <4> Fellow of Queens, who has recently been taking up Assyrian & other Eastern languages with great success and energy – Do you know him?

H. Fox Talbot
Esq F.R.S.
Lacock Abbey Chippenham


1. Royal Society of Literature, London.

2. The Athenaeum (London).

3. George Smith (1840–1876), Assyriologist. See Doc. No: 09953, which confirms the dating of this document to 1873.

4. Archibald Henry Sayce (1845–1933), Egyptologist & Orientalist.

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