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Document number: 1800
Date: 18 Feb 1829
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: READING David
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA29-35
Last updated: 15th September 2013


In Reply to your Letter recd from Mr Harrison <1> this Morning, I beg to inform you I am engaged with H. Alexander Esqr in Certain additions to his House. West Wickham – and will continue for a Month or six Weeks longer –

Should feel myself happy in serving of you could you wait the Time mentiond [sic] – The Time being short for 2 or 3 months. If to finish the remainder of work. I left must take a longer Time, will not admit of me bringing my family to Lacock – without your Approbation please to inform me the particulars if you can wait the Time –

I am Sir Your most Obdt Vy Hble Servt
D. Reading

West Wickham
Kent –
Feby 18th 1829 –

W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey
near Chippenham


1. Henry Harrison (1785?-1865), London architect who was being consulted about proposed changes to the South Front of Lacock Abbey. He was active the parish of St James’s, London, which included Sackville Street. Around 1830, he worked on WHFT’s uncle, Sir Charles Lemon's Carclew House, Cornwall.

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