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SHEPHEARD'S HOTEL & GEHZIREH PALACE CAIRO
THE EGYPTIAN HOTEL LTd.
TelegrAddress "SHEPHEARDS-CAIRO"
LIEBER'S CODE USED
[[image - hotel logo, caption: QUIS AQUAM NILI BIBIT AERUM PIBET]]

Shepheard's Hotel
CARIO [[/preprinted]] Aug 3rd [[preprinted]]190[[/preprinted]]9

Dear Colonel Hecker.

My stay in Cairo ends tomorrow morning at 11 oclock when I take train to Port Said to connect with the S.S. Derfflinger - of N.G.L. from Shanghai. This getting away from Cairo several days earlier than the previous reports made to me by the North German local Agents hurries me a little in some business matters here with the Arab Antiquarians. But I have secured enough for this trip by buying eight objects in stone, bronze and wood and pottery of

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Transcription Notes:
Perhaps the 'HH' marks at top are 'tally marks' for counting 5s?

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