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Document number: 183
Date: 1862
Dating: 1862-1863; Coghlan's donations to the British Museum; Osiander's translation
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: VAUX William Sandys Wright
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 21st December 2011

H F Talbot Esq

When are you likely to be in town? We have recently received from Colonel Coghlan the whole of his Himyaritic plates–<1> The Museum are going to engrave them & Dr Osiander is about to furnish translations &c I suppose in the D. Morgenlandisch Gesellschaft. <2> – They are 27 in No reading of ר where he reads ד. At the same time Idalion & Jemasas especially the latter – are good suggestions. I send you the original impression in paper whence my copy was taken that y may examine it at your leisure – let me have it back when you have done with it – I send y also a note I have received from Rawlinson <3> with a Notice of a New Discovery of his – perhaps y will return this with the impression –

In gt haste Ever sincerely Yrs
W S W Vaux


1. Colonel (later Sir) William Marcus Coghlan (1803-1885) presented antiquities that he had collected in Aden to the British Museum in 1862 and 1863. Himyaritic was an early form of Arabic.

2. Johann Wilhelm Ernst Osiander (1829-1864), "Ueber eine Sammlung neu entdeckter himjarischer Inschriften" ("On a collection of newly discovered inscriptions Himyartic"), Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, v. 17, 1863, pp.789-798.

3. This note no longer with the letter and was probably returned as requested. Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810–1895), orientalist.

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