Item 4 - Letter from J Forshall to Brian Houghton Hodgson

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Letter from J Forshall to Brian Houghton Hodgson


  • 20 Dec 1844 (Creation)

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British Museum
Dec 20 1844


I am directed by the Trustees to acknowledge your letter dated Canterbury, December, and in reply to acquaint you that the Trustees are deeply obliged for the valuable series of Skins and Drawings which you have already presented to the Museum as well as for the liberal offer now made of completing the series.
This offer the Trustees will thankfully accept, and will instruct the proper officer to proceed to Canterbury, whenever it may be convenient to you, for the purpose of making the selection for the Museum, and of giving you such aid as he can consistently with his other public duties, in sorting the specimens to be distributed to other public Institutions, but the Trustees regret to say that to contribute in any way to the publication which you propose, does not fall within the limit of the objects to which they think it right to confine themselves.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient Servant
J. Forshall

To B.H. Hodgson Esq

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