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Document number: 4870
Date: 02 Aug 1851
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BURKE John Bernard
Collection: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
Collection number: Lacock Abbey Deposit WRO 2664
Last updated: 25th November 2012

11 Alfred place, west
2 August 1851


Wishing to include in my forthcoming “Heraldic Visitation of Great Britain” > a correct account of your Name, Seat and Arms, I will feel much obliged by your supplying me at your earliest leisure, with the information required by the enclosed formula – <1>

at the same time I trust I may receive your name as a subscriber to the work which is intended to form a completion of the Herald’s Visitations of ancient times, as well as an historical record of the Seats and Mansions of the Kingdom

Awaiting the favour of your reply

I am Sir Your faithful Servt
J Bernard Burke

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey



1. The 'formula' (a form) has not been traced. The publication was A visitation of the seats and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain (London: Henry Colburn, 1852-1853). However, WHFT apparently did not respond, for neither he nor Lacock Abbey appear in either volume.

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