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Document number: 3925
Date: 31 Aug 1839
Dating: year based on publication date
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EMPSON Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 10th October 2012

9 Cleveland [Place] <1>
Augt 31. 1839


I have pleasure in sending the Copies of a work to which you did me the honour of subscribing.

If the information collected & the arrangement of data – meet your approbation it will exceedingly gratify both the Author & the Publisher, a recommendation of yours that the “Description of the Melksham Fossil” <2> should be properly given – was conveyed to me by Mr Provis <3> and certainly did stimulate our endeavour to do justice to the subject

Most respectfully I Remain Sir Your obedient Servant
Charles Empson


I hope to be in your Neighbourhood on Monday – but uncertain if I can call at Laycock Abbey the copies are sent by your servant.–


1. Text torn away.

2. Empson completed the subject of this subscription, Description of the Fossil Skull of an Ox, discovered in May 1838, at Melksham, Wilts: with a Geological Sketch of the river Avon, in the bed of which it was found (London: 1839). [See Doc. No: 03802].

3. John Provis, geologist, Chippenham.

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