Item 3 - Letter from David William Mitchell of the Zoological Society of London to Brian Houghton Hodgson

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Letter from David William Mitchell of the Zoological Society of London to Brian Houghton Hodgson


  • 19 Jul 1858 (Creation)

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Zoological Society of London
11 Hanover Square
London W

July 19th 1858

Dear Sir

I returned from Paris this morning. I saw M Jules Mohl on Friday morning at his own home having missed him on Monday at the Institute. He was then he said engaged in writing to you.

The Academy accept with please the gift you offer and M Mohl seems to appreciate your research thoroughly. I have arranged with him that the roll is to be put into a waterproof box and with the other box to be confided to Mr [Molini?] the Bookseller and agent of the Institute who will forward them in the regular way. If the boxes are sent to the Embassy they will not reach the Institute for some time. The paper you sent by that channel never reached the Institute at all!

I therefore intend to have a box made for the Roll at once (at the expense of the Institute) and on Wednesday I shall if I do not hear from you to the contrary hand both boxes over to Mr Molini.

With best Compliments to Mrs Hodgson I have the honour to be
Dear Sir
Yours very Faithfully
D.W. Mitchell

To B.H. Hodgson

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