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ublic libraries throughout the Empire, and Baron Bellinghausen and Dr. F. Wolf, the principal persons in the Imperial Library: all these are old friends and correspondents; but they all told me that I should do little, and it so turned out.
At Venice, he says in the same letter, I found a first-rate bookseller, H. F. Minster, a German.
He was anxious to purchase for us, and Dr. Namias, Secretary of the Institute there, urged me to employ him. But Venice is so out of the way of trade that I dVenice is so out of the way of trade that I did not like to venture.
We shall, however, I hope, profit by the good — will of both these persons, if we should have any occasion hereafter to appeal to it.
In the North of Italy, therefore, he accomplished little beyond obtaining the transactions of learned societies.
Meantime, his correspondence became laborious, for he was obliged to keep up active communication with many points in Europe, as well as with many persons at home, merely on the business of the Library.
Consequently, he did