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Document number: 2793
Date: 22 Jan 1834
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ALEXANDER Harry Head
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA34-1
Last updated: 12th March 2011

Chippm <1>
Jan 22nd 1834


In answer to your letter respecting the Chippm Literacy & Scientific Institution I beg to inform you that it was originated by a few young men, and has been established but a quarter of a year, yet the number of members already amount to thirty The Rev W Short <2> has expressed his approbation of it, and has given reason to expect he will shortly become a member. He has presented a Donation of Books to the Library as have also Mr Colborne <3> and other Gentlemen. The list of Members include:

Mr Wicks Mr Evans Mr Chapman
Mr Bayliffe Mr Salway Mr Rawlings
Mr E. Edgcumbe Mr Jas Brinkworth Mr E Brinkworth
Mr J. Fry Mr G. Bradbury H H Alexander
Mr R. Alexander E Bradbury F Alexander
Mr F Spuckman Mr Bromley E Alexander
Mr Davis Mr Mansell Mr Jn Tanner
Mr J. Day Mr W. Wiltshire Mr G. Bishop. &c
Mr J. Phillips Mr G. Tanner
W. Tanner

The preceding is the information you request with which I hope you will be pleased but allow me to add that nothing would give greater pleasure to the members, than that the Representatives of the Borough were their patrons.

I have the honor to be Sir, your Obedt Humble Servt
H Head Alexander,

W. H. F. Talbot. Esqr M. P.
Lacock Abbey


1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.

2. Rev William Short, Vicar of Chippenham.

3. William Colborne, surgeon at High Street, Chippenham.

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