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OUTRAM, Sir James (1803-1863), 1861 September 12

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Army officer. ALS to George Percy Badger. Radleys Hotel, Southampton. Three pages, 8vo. A fine letter from Outram to the Arabic scholar George Percy Badger (1815-1888), about their forthcoming expedition to Egypt. He has been forced to sail early because of his asthma, and will sail in the Mediterranean for about a month before proceeding to Alexandria "to await your arrival, but pray do not hurry, suit your own convenience. . . . We shall have lots of time before us and it matters not to me how long we are in Egypt." This expedition was commissioned by Outram to make a survey of the Suez Canal and the military installations there (see DNB). Badger had accompanied Outram to Persia in 1856-1857, and as a chaplain in Aden had spent much time in learning Arabic and dealing with tribes in the middle east.


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Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney in June 2007. Finding aid written by John Delaney from text provided by Christopher Edwards in June 2007.

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Credit this material:

OUTRAM, Sir James (1803-1863); William Denton Correspondence, C1185, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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