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Document number: 6235
Date: 13 Jun 1849
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: CAMPBELL John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA49-16
Last updated: 18th February 2012

[engraved invitation with hand-written insertions]

The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by The Queen <1> to invite Mr Wm H. Fox Talbot to a Ball on Wednesday the 13th of June 1849 at ˝ past 9 o’Clock.

Buckingham Palace.

[at bottom right] Full Dress.

[on reverse of card in another hand]

Enq: Lansdowne House. <2>


Wm H Fox Talbot Esqr
&c &c &c
Laycock abbey
Chippingham [sic]
Breadalbane <3>


1. Queen Victoria.

2. Lansdowne House, London: home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, WHFT's uncle and cousins.

3. John Campbell, 2nd marquess of Breadalbane (1796–1862), Lord Chamberlain 1848–1852 and 1853–1858.