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Document number: 5634
Date: 10 Apr 1858
Recipient: COTTRELL George Edward
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 29th April 2012

[draft:]

Cottrell
April 10 /58

To oblige you, & to make your positn perfectly straightforwd satisfy clear, as y natlly wd desire wish it to be, wth respect to yr friends Messrs Sarl & Co, I made the offer to them contd in my last lr – Perhaps your conversn wth them may have shaken yr confidce in the valuable character of this propty If so, I beg y will not considr yself as bound by anything that has passed between us in the course of this negotn. The affair is much too important & on too great a scale of magnitde to be entered into by you or anyone else except after the fullest considern and as I feel confidt of being able to let the irongrounds ^ to some or party to 1 or or party in the course of a few months at latest year or two, I beg you to exercise a free unfettered judgmt on the matter –

Finding that time To save time at a as the season is advancg I have applied to a landowner ^who resides in Lodn to know on what terms he wd allow me to make a tramway over his fields. I have not yet recd an ansr.

I am unable to have the pleasre of meeting you at prest as I am just abt to start for Edinb 4 Atholl Cresct for ^2 or 3 weeks

Very likely y wd wish to examne the irongrounds agn. In that case you will find George Wilkins at your service and I will leave out in his charge the map of the estate which will be of use to you in guiding your geological researches at Nethermore.

P.S. They seem to be going on wth spirit at Westbury so that the value of Wiltsh. iron will soon be tested on a suffict scale

I quote the follg fm Friday’s Times. Ironstone of this distrct (Birmm) of good quality sells now at 16/6 to 17/ pr ton. calcined do 17/

Cottrell Apr. 10 /58

… on the matter. If you decide upon takg the lease, please to write me word, & I will give the necessary instructns for drawing it up.

To save time as the season is advcg I hv applied to a ld owner who resids in L. t know on wt terms he wd allow me t make a tramw. over his field – I hv. not yet recd an ansr

Being vy mch engaged this wk I shd prefer if you wd call your calling here the next week if it is convt to you – By that time I suppose I shll have had the old gents answr

P.S. they seem t be gg on wth Spt at W. so that the value of Wiltsh iron will soon be tested on a sufft scale. – I quote the follg fm the Times of Friday – Ironstone of this distct (Birmm) of gd qualy sells now at 16/6 to 17/ pr ton. Calcined do 17/

I think the Wiltsh. ironstone must be super equal to the Staffdsh. in value, and ought to fetch 17/ if the latter does.

[expanded version:]

Cottrell
April 10, 2858

To oblige you, and to make your position perfectly straightforwed satisfactory clear, as you naturally would desire wish it to be, with respect to your friends Messrs Sarl & Co, I made the offer to them contained in my last letter – Perhaps your conversation with them may have shaken your confidence in the valuable character of this property. If so, I beg you will not consider yourself as bound by anything that has passed between us in the course of this negotiation. The affair is much too important and on too great a scale of magnitude to be entered into by you or anyone else except after the fullest consideration and as I feel confident of being able to let the irongrounds to some or party to one or or party in the course of a few months at latest year or two, I beg you to exercise a free unfettered judgement on the matter –

Finding that time To save time at a as the season is advancing I have applied to a landowner who resides in London to know on what terms he would allow me to make a tramway over his fields. I have not yet received an answer.

I am unable to have the pleasure of meeting you at present as I am just about to start for Edinburgh 4 Atholl Crescent for two or three weeks

Very likely you would wish to examine the irongrounds again. In that case you will find George Wilkins at your service and I will leave out in his charge the map of the estate which will be of use to you in guiding your geological researches at Nethermore.

If you decide upon taking the lease, please to write me word, and I will give the necessary instructions for drawing it up.

To save time as the season is advancing I have applied to a landowner who resides in London to know on what terms he would allow me to make a tramway over his field – I have not yet received an answer –

Being very much engaged this week I should prefer if you would call your calling here the next week if it is convenient to you – By that time I suppose I shall have had the old gentleman’s answer.

P.S. They seem to be going on with spirit at Westbury so that the value of Wiltshire iron will soon be tested on a sufficient scale

I quote the following from Friday’s Times. Ironstone of this district (Birmingham) of good quality sells now at sixteen shillings six pence to seventeen shillings per ton. calcined ditto seventeen shillings

P.S. They seem to be going on with spirit at Westbury so that the value of Wiltshire iron will soon be tested on a sufficient scale – I quote the following from the Times of Friday – Ironstone of this district (Birmingham) of good quality sells now at sixteen shillings six pence to seventeen shillings per ton. calcined ditto seventeen shillings. I think the Wiltshire ironstone must be super equal to the Staffordshire in value, and ought to fetch seventeen shillings if the latter does.

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