Letter from Richard Burton, 12 February 1890

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Letter from Richard Burton to A.G. Ellis concerning authors and the Thousand Nights. He has quoted from Taymόr al Wahsh concerning popular tradition in Damascene. He has found the French colonies "casual and futile", having gone to Tunis to research for the Scented Garden. Handwritten from Hotel St. George, Algiers, dated 12 February 1890. With original envelope. With annotated transcription. (Letter in need of conservation as in two pieces). There is also a further typed attempted transcription with handwritten annotations done by an unknown hand.


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