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Document number: 03158
Date: 31 Oct 1835
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STRANGWAYS William Thomas Horner Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA35(MW)-68
Last updated: 8th March 2012

Dear Henry

Send me back Martius’s <1> letter when you have read it – I enclose a note from Emily <2> – I know Malison <3> is reckoned a good gardener if other conditions suit he would put yours in good order for a futu[re]<4> one – Mr Lambert <5> is in town – he promis[ed] me a hardy Poinciana which is a novelty – Will the Comet <6> be as fine in January as now & higher in the sky? till we get frosty nights there is no chance of seeing it.

Yr aff

31 Octr

1835 London October thirty one W F Strangways
Henry F. Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. Dr Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794–1868), German botanist.

2. Amelia ‘Emily’ Matilda Murray (1795–1884), author.

3. See Doc. No: 00142.

4. Written off the edge of page.

5. Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1761–1842), botanist.

6. Halley’s comet appeared in 1835.