100 Miles S.E. of Bombay
21st May 1829.
My Dear Mr Schlegel.
Here I am near 5000 feet above the sea enjoying as fine a Climate as can be desired at this hot Season. The Thermometer Farenheit is never above 75 – and ranges as low as 62 – Here I received an account of all Your kindness to my family when near Bonn, for which I accept my sincere thanks – I have nothing  to regret, but that I was not of the Party. but the day will come when I shall visit the Professor, & offer my homage to him in his seat of wisdom & learning.
Among other xxx accounts I have one of your oriental Room, & as I desire to continue to live in your memory I send a few trifles through  Messrs Treutele & Wurtz to whom I enclose this letter. There is a Babylonian Brick an ornamented Persian Mss & one small Parcel
6 Silver Coins 3 copper Coins & 2 Rings from Persia of which I’pray your acceptance.
I hope soon to obtain a Copy of the Ramayan[a] from Guzerat & I shall send You some copies of our lithographed Persian Mss when Completed.
I leave India at the latest the End of next year & shall I hope visit Germany soon after – Believe Yours
Very Sincerely John Malcolm
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