File 2 - Miscellaneous letters

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Miscellaneous letters


  • 1836-1847 (Creation)

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Mainly miscellaneous letters. Undated Copy of letter from Alexander Johnson of Royal Asiatic Society thanking Hodgson for letter re RAS assistance in publication. 6 July 1836. 15 September 1837 (Muttra) to Robert Wroughton with description of Melivora and stating despatch of birds to Katmandu. 23 January 1839 Memorandum of agreement between Brian A Hodgson, on behalf of his father, and Mr Swainson agreeing to give Swainson custody of all drawings he requests for future production of Atlas of Zoology of India. 16 May 1839 to Lt Colonel WH Sykes enclosing above agreement 1837-1842 Minutes of Bengal Asiatic Society (with letter to Secretary dated 12th January 1843). 20 May?? from William Hodgson (father of BH Hodgson) to Dean of Carlisle re drawings sent by BH Hodgson to the Dean 1 February 1843 F Forshall (Sec. British Museum) to Hodgson acknowledging collection of birds and agreeing to carryout requests. 10 February 1843 JE Gray (BM) to Hodgson 10 February 1843 JE Gray to Williams mentions Hodgson's gift of collection and request for "return of deposit" with Williams. 29 June 1844 (Knowsley) Lord Derby to Hodgson 1 July 1844 H Piddington (Bengal Asiatic Society re trouble with Blyth over Hodgson's specimens. Encloses copy of description of Scuiropterus chrysotrix. 26 July 1844 JE Gray (BM) to Hodgson re. naming of specimens and duplicates. 21 September 1844 H Torrens (Sec. Bengal Asiatic Association) reo publication of drawings. Complaint of behaviour of Blyth. 26 December 1844 JE Gray to Hodgson announcing sending of Gerrard to Canterbury to collect specimens. "As soon as collection is sorted duplicates will be delivered to other Museums" Also offers to help find an artist to undertake publication of drawings. Advises Hodgson to put all his observations in order. 26 December 1844 JE Gray to the Trustees considering Hodgson's wishes concerning descriptions of specimens, making of catalogues and publication of drawings. 14 January 1845 Lord Derby (Knowsley) to Hodgson asking assistance and advice in obtaining pheasants. 6 February 1845 JE Gray to Hodgson supplying information re progress of catalogue

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          Used to be GB 0814 ZFAG

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