My dear Sir
Before I enter upon the gratification I look forward to enjoying from the perusal of “Talbots English Etymologies” <1> permit me to express my grateful feeling upon having been thus honor’d by you.
Yours very respectfully & truly
Saturday morning 5th Decr
1. WHFT, English Etymologies (London: J. Murray, 1847). Rev Lewis Bowerbank (1782-1853), curate of St Cyriac's, Lacock, 1846-1847; former Rector of St Catherines, Jamaica, 1823-1843; friend of Rev George Bridges. WHFT had advance copies of his book by December of 1846 [see Doc. No: 05787], making this the most likely date.