Letter from Horace Hayman Wilson to Bernard Quaritch

Scope and Content

Letter from Horace Hayman Wilson to Bernard Quaritch to thank Quaritch for the copies of the Persian Grammar which he had presented to the India Office Library and to the Professor. Wilson states that the grammar seems likely to be very useful. Handwritten, 1 side, dated 31 August 1857.

Administrative / Biographical History

Horace Hayman Wilson was an English orientalist, interested in the language and literature of India. In 1811 he was appointed as Secretary to the Asiatic Society of Bengal. In 1813 he published the first Sanskrit-English dictionary, and later, many other publications. He was an original member of the Royal Asiatic Society, of which he was director from 1837 until the time of his death. Wilson is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.