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Document number: 2802
Date: 12 Feb 1834
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ALEXANDER Harry Head
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA34-3
Last updated: 12th March 2011

Chippenham <1>
Feby 12. 1834.


I had the pleasure of reading your communication, and of presenting your Donation of Books to the Members at their last meeting and I have much gratification in stating that your acceptable present of books was duly appreciated by them. I have also to state that you are considered as one of the Patrons of the Institution, with J Neeld Esqr MP. <2> who is also President. The reason I did not acknowledge your Donation sooner was that I expected to have been enabled to forward you a Printed list of the Officers of the Institution but as that is not ready I shall take the liberty of forwarding a list of such as have yet done us the honor to become Patrons. &c

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

Chippm Literary & Scientific Institution

J. Neeld Esqr M. P.
W. H. F. Talbot Esqr M. P.

J Neeld Esqr M. P.

Vice Presidents
Revd W Short <3>
Mr Gundry <4>
Mr Colborne <5>
Mr Falkner

P. S. I found the Books correct according to the list which accompanied them and as Mr Awdry has this momnt asked if they are such as suit the Institution I beg to say they are considered very suitable.

W. H. F. Talbot Esq M. P.
31 Sackville Street


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

2. Joseph Neeld (17891856), MP & botanist.

3. Rev William Short, Vicar of Chippenham.

4. William Gundry, banker, Chippenham .

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

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