It’s not even clear that Walter Allen claimed that such letters had been written. No such claim appears in the material directly attributable to him and nowhere in the disclosed material does he claim to have seen such letters.
On the contrary, the story he tells is one of Humphries Brewer leaving Egypt for the Holy Land, setting out for home in late 1837, being delayed at Beirut, travelling up through Austria and Prussia and then, on reaching home the following year, telling his father about his travels. It’s an oral tradition through and through.
Edited by mstower, 03 May 2013 - 04:15 PM.