5 Stratford Place London
July 28th 1846.
Mssrs. Awdry have twice sent me papers (which I have not read) and on both occaisions I returned them, stating that I would not undertake the Reference - that I have not an hour to spare for any business of the kind - besides I do not transact business of that kind - I have not undertaken any thing out of my own agencies for many years - I shall be at Lord Sherbourne's in Gloucestershire<1> the whole of next week.
I am Dear Sir Yours most faithfully
H F Talbot Esqre
H. F. Talbot Esqre
1. John Baron Dutton, 2nd Baron Sherborne (1779-1862), MP. Sherborne village is thinly spread along a mile in the valley of Sherborne Brook, Gloucestershire.