29 Brock Street Bath – Saturday
My dear Papa,
Yesterday when in Simms the bookseller’s shop – I saw Lowe’s Natural history of British Grasses illustrated, which I highly recommend to your notice – and send you an specimen sheet of the illustrations (in order that you may be tempted!) together with the catalogue. It is not of course equal to the nature-printed ferns and sea weeds also sold by Simms at a very reduced price – he offers the two last named works together in ½ bound Morocco for 7£. As you are so fond of getting botanical works and as either of these would be highly ornamental to the drawing room table, you would consider if you wish to have them as Mr Simms says they will very soon be out of print – These nature printed ferns are the same as those of which you originally had two numbers – then published in a much larger (double) size – the price of Lowe’s grasses is only 14/ – the beautiful leaved plants is also a pretty book – please to Keep the Catalogues safe till our return home – and if you like anything ordered and I get your letter soon – We could easily do so on Monday or Tuesday.
We are very comfortable here at Hellard’s lodging. As the weather is very mild though somewhat stormy.
If any letters come for us we should like them forwarded, our number is 29 Brock St
Yesterday both Mama and Goodwin had a satisfactory interview with Dr Watson.
Good-bye dear Papa yr affecte daughter Ela
I will write again to say what day we return home. –
W. H. Fox Talbot Esq.