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Document number: 3964
Date: Sat 05 Dec 1846
Dating: year from 05470 and from publication of English Etymologies; see note
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BOWERBANK Lewis
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 28th December 2010

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
Lewis Bowerbank

The Vicarage
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.

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