Item 6 - Letter from J E Gray of the British Museum to Hawkins

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Letter from J E Gray of the British Museum to Hawkins


  • 10 Feb 1843 (Creation)

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My dear Hawkins
Having heard from Mr. Gould that Sir William Jardine had a bag of birds which Mr Gould told me he knew was sent to him when he was in communication with Mr. B.H. respecting the publication of the [works?] and that Jardine considered only as deposited with him and still had packed up in his hall I therefore wrote to him and have received the accompanying reply. We cannot make certain that we have all the specimens sent home without we had the opportunity of examining [his/this] bag and it is curious that Sir William should have considered that he was not at liberty to described or figure the specimens if they were absolutely given to him. Willyam communicated with Mr. Hodgson respecting them

Yrs very truly

J.E. Gray
10 Feb 1843

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