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Document number: 1805
Date: 25 Feb 1829
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: AWDRY William Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA29-40
Last updated: 14th February 2012

Chippenham <1>
25 Feb 1829

Dear Sir –

I had intended waiting on you this morning, but not having been quite well, I am afraid of going out –

Hayward <2> desired me to say, that the Field which you wish to turn into a pleasure ground, is at your service immediately – I called at Mrs Brindley’s <3> on Monday & had much conversation with her & Mr Conyers <4> on the subject of their Lease – in conclusion, they desired me to say that they felt much obliged for the offer which you had made them – but not wishing to give up Mr Hughes’ Life in the Lease which they hold at present, they would prefer letting it remain as it is –

I enclose a Letter which I received this morning from Dr Starkey’s Solicitor respecting White Strip <5> – by which it appears that he has agreed to Mr King’s <6> terms – Shall I, in reply, desire him to send the Conveyance to Lacock – or will you prefer executing it at Mr King’s when you go to Town? –

I am Dear Sir Yr Obliged & Obed Sert
W. H. Awdry

W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey


1. Chippenham, Wiltshire: largest town near Lacock, 3 miles N.

2. Thomas Hayward (b. 1783), tenant farmer, Wick Farm, Lacock.

3. A tenant of Lacock.

4. Timothy Conyers, Lacock.

5. A small wood near Sandy Lane, Lacock. [See Doc. No: 01442].

6. Of the firm William Read King & Son, solicitors, London.

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