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Document number: 6402
Date: 31 Mar 1851
Recipient: WAYLEN James
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Qatar Museums Media Collection
Collection number: Spira Collection
Last updated: 14th December 2015

Lacock
March 31

Sir

I regret that I do not possess any family papers which throw light upon the events which took place in Wiltshire during the civil wars

The notices which You are publishing, if collected together would probably make an interesting volume

I am Sir Your obedt Servt
H. F. Talbot

James Waylen Esq
Etchilhampton
Devizes

[Notes added in Waylen's hand:]<1>

The Wilts Militia joined the royal army in opposing Monmouth 1685. The Day after the battle of Sedgemoor, Sherrington Talbot fell in a duel with an artillery officer I enquired of the present Mr Talbot for their further particulars of that event and the annexed was his reply

Mr H. Fox Talbot is the inventor of the Talbotype, and the author of a small philosophical work on English derivations


Notes:

1. See Doc. No: 06400.

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