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Document number: 7213
Date: 24 Jan 1856
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GLADSTONE John Neilson
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

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24 Jany 185<6>

Dear Sir

On receiving Your letter on Tuesday I wrote to the Architect naming your suggestions. He says that Pinnacles on a Tower in so exposed a Situation would be very liable to be blown down. And that to carry up the square of the Tower to an adequate height would materially <e>ncrease the expence; for indeed it would be necessary to make it Wider, and the walls thicker. I am sorry therefore that Your views cannot be carried out. In going over the drawings again We will endeavor if possible to give it the appearance of more height –

We are happy to find that Mrs Talbot and your family like Edinb. upon the Whole: the East Wind is generally most trying in the Spring. by Which time you will probably have left it.

I am Yours vy truly

W Gladstone

H. F. Talbot Esq

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