St Johns’ Lodge
20 – 8 – ’57.
Although it is some time since we met, from what then occurred it strikes me you might like to see my new epoch for that wondrous double-star, [symbol] Virginis, – and I therefore take the liberty of forwarding you a copy, “avec l’hommage de l’auteur”.
I am, dear Sir, Your’s [sic] very truly,
W: H: Smyth: –
[printed table headed [symbol] Virginis. Results of the Measures of this Binary Object for the epoch 1857 – as determined by Rear-Admiral Smyth, at the Hartwell Observatory, with a double-wire Micrometer, under a power of 340.]
W. H. F. Talbot, Esqe F.R.S. &c.
Lacock Abbey, near