LAKE WILLIAMS, John Frederick. 16615



An interesting Autograph Letter Signed, to the Reverend Dr. A Clarke, sending “ a faithful transcript of the inscription I shewed you this morning”, discussing Ancient Egyptian, Chaldean and Syrian scripts, deciphering hieroglyphics, the Rosetta Stone, and related matters. 2 pp. with address panel, 1 page inscription transcript, 10 x 8 inches, generally in good condition, a few blemishes. 23 Duke Street, British Museum, 27 April 1816. J.F. Lake Williams, author of An Historical Account of Inventions and Discoveries, 2 vols., 1820. Probably Adam Clarke (1762-1832), Wesleyan preacher, commentator and theological writer.