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Document number: 1692
Date: 29 Jul 1828
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA28-044
Last updated: 16th April 2010

2 North Buildings Finsbury Circus
29th July 1828


I have just recd from my correspondent at Florence, a case containing 3 Paintings, addressed to you by Mr T. Wallis <1> of said City, pr the Argo, John Billing from Leghorn, the same amounting to 21.12.

Said case is at my Office at your disposal, and will be delivered to your order, upon payment of 8.2.5 for amount of Freight, Duties, & expences upon the same, as pr annexed accot. or if most convenient, it shall be sent to your instructions

I am Sir Your obedt hume Sert
J. J. Gabrielli

To Henry Fox Talbot Esqe

Henry Fox Talbot Esqe

To I. I. Gabrielli Debtr

For cost of case expences from Florence to Leghorn . 2.10.
Freight from Leghorn to London 2.3.
Entry, Duty, and Customhouse charges 2.3.8
Foreign Postage 5.9
Agency &c 1..

Henry Fox Talbot Esqe
31 Sackville Street


1. Probably Trajan Wallis (b. 1794), child prodigy painter son of George Augustus Wallis (1770-1847), Scottish born painter resident in Florence who also was an art dealer and served as a representative of art dealers.