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Document number: 4018
Date: 03 Feb 1840
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA40-017
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Feby 3 2ae: 1840


Observing in the London Gazette that you are appointed Sheriff for the County of Wiltshire I take the liberty to enclose a Card soliciting the honour of making your Coachman a dress wig suitable for the Occasion –

On the other side I state the Measure to be taken should you favor me with your Commands –

And remain
Your most obedient Servant

Henry Ravenscroft

The patent Coachmen’s curls will not require dressing or ever get out of curl –


Outside circumference of hat (under <band>) -----------

Across top of head to bottom of ears ---------------------

From peak on forehead to pole in neck -----------------

From temple to temple round back of head -------------

From front of each Whisker across bottom

of ears round back of head -------------

The Sheriff of Wiltshire

W. Fox Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey
31 Sackville Street