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Document number: 6162
Date: 10 Jul 1848
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: AWDRY West
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003


10 July 1848

Dear Sir,

Gales <1> proposal is to exchange the existing life (65) for his own 37. and to add his Wife’s – 33 – and his son’s – 11 –

I should think the Property would realize about £480. if sold absolutely, as freehold – the present interest of Gale under the Lease I should think worth about £160 – He calculates the repairs and Insurance at £5. per Ann: which would reduce the <illegible deletion> gross rent to £22 – pr Annum

If you will be good enough to let me know when I should find you at home I will wait upon you with the present Lease

I remain Dear SirYour obliged Servt

West Awdry.

H. F. Talbot Esq.

<enclosed original letter from John Gale to West Awdry>

Lacock July 5th 1848.


I beg to submit to you the following proposal respecting the George Public House

To retain the possession of the property during the lives of myself, my Wife & my Son determinable on the death of the survivor of them – Ages next Birthday

John Gale 37

Mary Gale 33

John Gale – 11

To pay a fine of £200 & to make an immediate outlay of £100. in rebuilding part of the Premises and to pay half the expence of the Lease or Deed of Conveyance

I remain Sir

Yours respectfully

John Gale

Messrs Awdry




1. John Gale, carpenter at Lacock.

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