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Document number: 7481
Date: 05 Nov 1857
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: COTTRELL George Edward
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 20927 (envelope only)
Last updated: 7th February 2015

5th Nov: 1857

My dear Sir

I have forwarded your letter to Messrs Sarl and I have no doubt Mr William Sarl will answer it & probably with your permission see you on the subject of it I shall not go into the questions mooted further than to say that I do not think the terms suggested can be agreed to

You refer to my former letter but I beg you to consider that the figures I therein used were hypothetical and to illustrate an argument my belief founded on practical experience is that standing alone the 2nd & 3rd qualities of the Lacock ore are absolutely useless for the Staffordshire Market Theories[?] in the Sale of Iron ore are very fickle for Instance The opinion I have formed is that in practice a high price of Iron is all against the Sale of Iron stone The present state of things is best for us vizt moderate prices & good demand raise the prices & you diminish the quantity of the make of Iron, & the amount of Iron stone required

Yours faithfully
George Cottrell

[added in WHFT's hand:] Cotterell
H. F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey
nr. Chippenham

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