Concluding that you would be fully engaged here to day, I did not attempt to get an interview – I now write to say that I am to leave home for Dorsetshire on Monday Morning & will call at the Abbey in my way, in case you should have any thing to say to me before you go to Town – wch I presume may be the case before I return at the end of the Week –
I am Dear Sir
Yr obliged Servt
W. H. Awdry
W. H. F. Talbot Esq
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.