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Document number: 02067
Date: 26 Oct 1830
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: DARLEY John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 2nd March 2012

Chippenham <1> October 26th 1830


Having received a note from Mr Phelps<2> stating that he had examined the Map of your Estate at Lacock with the Lands,<3> which he finds to be now made correct you will have the goodness to excuse my applying for the balance of my bill delivered 51: 5 : 0

I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
John Darley

[address panel:]

William H. F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey
Near Chippenham


1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.

2. Probably Philip Phelps, Surveyor of Taxes & Bailiff, Lacock.

3. This is possibly the map commissioned in late 1826 - see Doc. No: 01491. There is a manuscript map in a private collection derived from Lacock Abbey, titled A Survey of the Abbey with the Manor of Lacock in the County of Wilts the Estate of William Henry Fox Talbot Esqr. 1827; it is bound in marbled paper, with sheets measuring 33 x 22 cm.