A letter from Bob Coleman - 9 July 1974

During the year when I was studying for the Diploma in Linguistics I had the idea of joining the police-service in Liverpool on the newly-introduced Graduate Entry Scheme. However, when this did not work out, I decided to embark in 1973 on a doctorate with an intention to compare/contrast Ancient Greek with another Indo-European language, but which one? My former lecturer Prof. Robert [Bob] Coleman suggested I take advice from Cambridge’s then-Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit, the distinguished Indo-Europeanist Sir Harold Bailey. Without Bob I would never have become interested in the Caucasus.                                       

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