I have just returned from Dover, & my fist act has been to repay to your account at Hammersleys <1> the £20 you gave me to purchase your books in Germany, deducting £1 . 10 . 0 for two of them which I bought at Dresden, and which are coming along with some for myself: I will send them to you as soon as they arrive. I was enabled to procure all the rest at Hamburg, and they will be forwarded to you by Black, Young & Young, to whom I have spoken today about it. I explained to you in a former note why I had not paid for them.<2> I am going to Cambridge tomorrow.
19 Oct. 1827
W. H. Fox Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey <3>
1. Hammersley & Company, bankers, London.
2. Black, Young, and Young, Tavistock Place, Covent Garden, London; booksellers specialising in imported German books and publisher of The Foreign Review, and Continental Miscellany. See also Doc. No: 01599.
3. Readdressed in another hand.