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Document number: 5683
Date: 20 Aug 1857
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SMYTH William Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 26291 (envelope)
Last updated: 4th February 2013

[engraved address:]
St Johns’ Lodge
near Aylesbury

20 – 8 – ’57.

Dear Sir,

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

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