Septr 22d 1839
From the length of time that has elapsed since my answer to your letter of the 23d July, in wh you kindly pronounced us a donation of some books towards increasing our library, I have been led to imagine that amidst your multifarious engagements the circumstance must have escaped your memory, and trust therefore that you will pardon the liberty I take in again troubling you on the same subject. –
Though the kind assistance of friends our library has already assumed a respectable appearance, as it contains 68 vols –, but as many of these are only loans, the receipt of books becoming the actual property of the Institution is highly desirable, and should you therefore Sir be sufficiently disengaged at any time most convenient to yourself, we shall feel the greatest pleasure in Sending over to Lacock Abbey for any such donation with wh you may think fit to honour us, and shall ever entertain a grateful sense of your kindness in rendering us every assistance,
I am, Sir, Yours most respectfully, –
Hony Secretary to the Corsham Literary & Scientific
From H Alexandre Esqre Corsham Encyclopedia 7 vols
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1. Corsham Court, Wiltshire, 3 mi NW of Lacock: seat of Ld Methuen.
2. Dr William Sainsbury (d. 1841), medical practitioner.
3. Alexander Keith, Demonstration of the Truth of the Christian Religion (Edinburgh: Whyte & Co, 1838).
4. Joseph Neeld (1789–1856), MP & botanist.