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Document number: 2796
Date: 13 May 1874
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: VAUX William Sandys Wright
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: Acc 22547 [envelope only]
Last updated: 18th April 2012

Royal Society of Literature,
4, St Martin’s Place, W. C.
4. Che

May 13. 1874

Dear Mr Talbot

Thank you for your letter <1> – I dont think Harrison <2> will make any objection to lend our Printer J. E. Taylor & Co as much cuneiform type as may be wanted – for your paper –

Quite at your leisure – will you enlighten my ignorance on this point? On the plan commonly called [illegible] Susa – Layard <3> series 2. Pl. 49 (or 48) is a brief Legend – one word apparently – in Cuneiform.

Does this word read Susa? Am I justified in saying that the plan is known to be Susa from the name there on?

Ever sincerely Yrs
W. S. W. Vaux

H. Fox Talbot Esq
Laycock Abbey


1. Letter not located.

2. Of Harrison & Sons, Printers, London.

3. This is a reference to the inscriptions copied at Susa, north of Ahwaz, Southwest Iran, by Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817–1894), politician and one of the excavators of Nineveh.

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