AKBAR, EMPEROR OF INDIA. 4! tivities, and on the basis of the most careful investigation of sources has given us in his large two-volumed work the best and most extensive information which has been writ- ten in Europe about the Emperor Akbar. How much his work has been a labor of love can be recognized at every step in his book but especially may be seen in a touching letter from Agra written on the 24th of April, 1868, in which he relates that he utilized the early hours of this day for an excursion to lay a bunch of fresh roses on Ak- bar's grave and that no visit to any other grave had ever moved him so much as this.47 47 Noer, 11,564, 572. f Ace. M o. 3 Class No. Pock No.