Item 18 - Letter from J E Gray of the British Museum to Brian Houghton Hodgson

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Letter from J E Gray of the British Museum to Brian Houghton Hodgson


  • 23 Apr 1845 (Creation)

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To B.H. Hodgson
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23 April 1845

My dear Sir

The description of the Mice and Shrews were printed in the Annals but I have not received any separate copies so that I cannot send them to you. My brother sent the descriptions of the bird you indicated but they are to be printed in the Annals [Journal?] for May as they had no more room. I don't know what is [?] with respect to the Paper on Birds sent to the Zoological Society. We have not yet received the drawings of the Mammalia but that is not much importance as they can be added to the catalogues as soon as they arrive and as the Birds require much more time for their examination and comparison than I expected, the absence of this [head?] drawing have so far caused no delays I am going to Leyden [Leiden?] on the first of May for a few days and I shall take that opportunity to make some comparisons.

Yours Very Truly
J.E. Gray

[Note on back of letter]
J.E. Gray
Papers printed by him on the [Murines?] and some Birds

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