24th July 1827
If you approve the Arrangement, Mr Gale will be obliged by your remitting the amount to me thro’ Messrs Fry <4> & Chapman, wch I can then pay over to him & take his Receipt as Mr Grosett’s Agent. –
I am Dear Sir Yr Obliged & obed Sert
W. H. Awdry
W. H. F. Talbot Esq
1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.
2. John Rock Grosett (1783-1866), MP; Jamaican Parliament; occupant of Lacock Abbey until summer 1827.
3. John Gale, carpenter at Lacock.
4. Herbert Fry (1830–1885), photographer & author.