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Document number: 03363
Date: 01 Sep 1836
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BREWSTER David
Collection: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Collection number: 1937-4818
Last updated: 1st May 2012

Dowlas House <1>
Septr 1st 1836.

My Dear Sir,

In consequence of finding that Mr P. Scrope <2> will be engaged at the time that I would have been able to pay my visit at Castlecombe, <3> and having caught an exceedingly bad cold which unfits me for every thing, I am obliged to returned [sic] to Scotland as soon as I can; and regret much that I am thus deprived of the pleasure which I anticipated of again finding myself under your hospitable roof. <4> With kindest regards to all at Lacock Abbey

I am
My Dear Sir Ever Most Faithfully yrs
D Brewster


1. Home of Josiah John Guest, (17851852), FRS, MP for Merthyr. [See Doc. No: 03361].

2. George Julius Duncombe Poulett Scrope (17971876), MP & scientist.

3. Seat of George Julius Duncombe Poulett Scrope (17971876), MP & scientist.

4. Brewster had spent a few days at Lacock Abbey shortly before the Bristol meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which opened on 22 August 1836; see allusions to this in Doc. No: 03361.