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Document number: 6687
Date: 02 Oct 1852
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WALTERS Melmoth
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 22nd December 2010


The ArchŠological meeting at Bath<1> has brought to my recollection the existence of the accompanying documents. They were, I believe, taken from [sic] old box in a hay loft at the Abbey whilst occupied by Mr Grosett,<2> being evidently treated as things of no value. But as they are really curious I think that they ought to be in your possession, & therefore return them to you. if however, you do not value them, I should like to have them again.

I am Sir, Your obedt Servt
Melmoth Walters

Oct 2 / 52

Talbot Esq. Lacock Abbey


1. The Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society met in the Assembly Rooms at Bath on 28 September.

2. John Rock Grosett (1783-1866), MP; Jamaican Parliament; occupant of Lacock Abbey until summer 1827.