S&SWM PR papers L491


16 Eyot Gardens | Hammersmith 28 May 1888

Dear Sir

Mr A. Carlyle, late of the Archaeological Survey of India, has requested me to help him to dispose of his collection of small Indian stone implements. If you should feel disposed to purchase some I shall be happy to send you a packet on approval.

Believe me, Dear Sir,
Yours faithfully
Charles Seidler

Lt Genl Pitt Rivers

Ironically Pitt-Rivers does not seem to have taken Seidler up on his offer, or at least these stone tools are not listed in the catalogue of the second collection (though other stone tools from India are) EXCEPT that it seems likely that Pitt-Rivers did inadvertently buy items from this collection from William Downing Webster in September 1897 though the catalogue entries do not list Carlyle as being the collector but the site is one he was associated with in the Vindhya Hills Gharwa Pahari, see Add.9455vol5_p1574 /1 and on.

Transcribed by AP May 2011 as part of the Rethinking Pitt-Rivers project.

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