Autograph signed letter from Sir William Betham, the Ulster King of Arms addressed to Mrs. Colonel Shisted, Lucca, Italy ;
documenting Betham's translation and interpretation of the Eugubian [Iguvine] Inscriptions [Tablets] ;
9 July 1839
|Main Creator:||Betham, William, Sir, 1779-1853|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
The Iguvine Tablets, dating from the 2nd century BC now are housed in the Museo Civico in Gubbio. They are written in an alphabet of Etruscan derivation. Betham gave a talk on them to the members of the Royal Irish Academy in 1841. In 1842 his "Etruria-celtica: Etruscan literature and antiquities investigated or, The language of that ancient and illustrious people compared and identified with the Iberno-Celtic, and both shown to be Phœnician" was published by P.D. Hardy & Sons, Dublin; this two volume publication is held at NLI call number J 7941.
Physical description: 1; letter ; 23.7 x 18.6 cm..
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|MS 49,427||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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