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letter

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA76744

  • Description

    A letter from General Lord Hely Hutchinson, Commander of the British army in Alexandria, Egypt, to the traveller and scientist Edward Daniel Clarke. Clarke is to ensure the security of the Rosetta Stone which he, W.R. Hamilton and Colonel Turner are taking possession of from the French army under the terms of the Capitulation of Alexandria. The letter also asks Clarke to copy the inscription from the Stone. It is dated September 13, 1801.

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  • Date

    • 13 September 1801
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31.1 centimetres
    • Width: 20.6 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA76744

  • Registration number

    2008,1006.1

  • Additional IDs

    • AESAr.1045
A letter from General Lord Hely Hutchinson, Commander of the British army in Alexandria, Egypt, to the traveller and scientist Edward Daniel Clarke. Clarke is to ensure the security of the Rosetta Stone which he, W.R. Hamilton and Colonel Turner are taking possession of from the French army under the terms of the Capitulation of Alexandria. The letter also asks Clarke to copy the inscription from the Stone. It is dated September 13, 1801.

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