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Document number: 4155
Date: 29 Oct 1840
Dating: HW corrected to calendar & postmarks
Harold White: 1 Nov 1840
Postmark: 29 ? 1849 / 1 Nov 1840 / 2 Nov 1840
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: LEMON Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 20387 (envelope only)
Last updated: 28th January 2015

Dear Talbot

I will by the Coach of tomorrow, send you a small bag of copper ore pounded small for the assayers, & two tin boxes of tin ore of different kinds.

Many thanks for your Photogenies. <1> The figure of (Guy Fox?) in your Hall is quite beautifully minute; & all the copies are great improvements on what I have seen before

You have enlarged the field, & got rid of the indistinctness which used to prevail near the margin of the picture. I have been disappointed of all my migratory pleasures, & last of all have given up Mt Edgcumbe <2> The only compensation I look forward to is Mary; <3> who comes here on Saturday.

My Love to Lily & Horatia. <4>

Yrs very sincerely C Lemon

Carclew <5>
Oct 29.

[envelope:]
Henry Fox Talbot Esqe.
Lacock Abbey
Chippenham
Wilts

31. Sackville St
London
C. Lemon


Notes:

1. Photogenic drawings.

2. Mt Edgecumbe, near Plymouth: seat of the Earl of Mt Edgcumbe.

3. Mary Thereza Talbot (17951861), WHFTs cousin.

4. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, ne Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (17731846), WHFTs mother; Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, ne Feilding (18101851), WHFTs half-sister.

5. Carclew, Cornwall, 3 mi N of Penryn: seat of Sir Charles Lemon.

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