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Edward FitzGerald: 'Bird-Parliament', 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4504

Scope and Contents

Includes occasional notes in the hand of E.B. Cowell, who has also touched up the illegible portions of the text. Also includes: Fo. i: 'This copy of the 'Bird Parliament' was sent to me by Fitzgerald, when I was in Calcutta. It was wrecked in the Steamer from Aden and was for some weeks under the sea; when it was recovered much of the MS was almost illegible. E.B.C.' Fo. ii: 'N.B. This volume was sent out to me in 1859 or 1860, when we were staying in the Bishop of Calcutta's palace, during Bishop Cotton's absence on visitation. The steamer was wrecked in the Red Sea, but the letters etc., which were part of its cargo, were ultimately recovered from the sea. The writing was only occasionally illegible. The MS was originally intended for publication in the Bengal Asiatic's Society's Journal, and I corrected some of the obliterated portions and added some notes; but it was eventually published in London as 'the Bird-Parliament'. Cambridge Nov. 18 1897. E. B. Cowell.'

Dates

  • 1859

Creator

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

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