Item 5 - Letter from J Forshall of the British Museum to Brian Houghton Hodgson

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Letter from J Forshall of the British Museum to Brian Houghton Hodgson


  • 1 Feb 1843 (Creation)

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To B. H. Hodgson Esqre

British Museum
1 February 1843


Mr. Gray, the Keeper of the Zoology has reported to the Trustees that he had received a very extensive Collection of Mammalia and Birds, collected by you in Nepal, out of which you have been pleased to offer to the acceptance of the Trustees such specimens, as are desirable for the Museum on the following conditions

  1. That you are furnished with a list of the whole collection

  2. That Mr. F. Howard engaged in publishing your Drawings of these Mammalia and Birds be allowed to have on loan such specimens as he may require to verify the Drawings

  3. That no one be allowed to figure or describe the specimens which may not hitherto have been described until Mr Howard's work now in the press has appeared.

I am directed by the Trustees to acquaint you that they most cheerfully accede to the terms which you propose, and I am at the same time to request that you will accept the Especial Thanks of The Trustees for this very valuable addition to the Natural History of The Museum.

I have the honour to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
J. Forshall

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