Draft of a letter from Edward Burnett Tylor to Archer Baker, 18 January 1901
Tylor Papers, Box 12, Item 24 (H4d)
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Draft of a letter sent from Oxford by Professor Edward Burnett Tylor to Archer Baker of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in London, dated 18 January 1901.
Transcript of letter (5 pages): ‘Dear Sir/ I send you as desired the Bill of Lading & c. of the Carved Post forwarded by the Hudson’s Bay Company at Victoria B.C. per Canadian Pacific R[ailwa]y,// and addressed to this Museum. It is of large dimensions, being carved from a large tree, and having had to be cut into two lengths for transport./ I have no information as to its shipment on the Atlantic Seaboard by the C.P.R., and from the// time which has elapsed, and from your apparently having no advice, I fear it may have been delayed at some point.// When it arrives I shall be glad if you will take charge of its being passed through the Customs. It has no commercial value. Also I should be obliged by your making arrangement for its being conveyed here at as moderate a rate as possible[.] I have not the dimensions exactly enough to know whether trade truck will carry it.’ (Transcription by Philip Grover.)