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Document number: 3717
Date: 16 Aug 1838
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EDEN George
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 26th July 2010

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Simla<1>
Augt 16 1838

My dear Henry

I send you the deed of disclaimer executed as you have desired and hope that the paper which I sent to you many months ago will have answered the request in view I have many instances here of the extreme inconvenience and embarrassment which occasionally arise from the necessity of sending legal papers from England to India for execution, & do not hesitate therefore in resigning the trusteeship<2> all are well with me here and I hope that this letter will find you and all that belong to you well I shall be glad when I may be able, though with many a mournful reflection to renew the friendship which has subsisted with you all for so many years

most truly [& ?]
Auckland


Notes:

1. Simla (or Shimla), in Himachal Pradesh, later the official summer capitol of the British in India. Lord Auckland had a house on Elysium Hill - afterwards it became a school and was known as Auckland House.

2. WHFT's step-father, Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780-2 September 1837), Royal Navy, had named Lord Auckland as both executor and trustee under his will of 1834.

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