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Document number: 2103
Date: Mon 20 Dec 1830
Dating: 1830 per calendar; became FRS Mar 1831
Watermark: 1829
Recipient: BABBAGE Charles
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London - Dept of Manuscripts
Collection number: Add MS 37186 f178
Last updated: 24th March 2012

Monday 20th December
31 Sackville Street <1>

Dear Sir

I called upon you today, but I had not the pleasure of finding you at home; I wished to ask you to engage a few of your friends to recommend me to the Royal Society, as my name has been proposed as a candidate for adoption. <2>

Believe me to remain Yours very truly
Henry Fox Talbot


1. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

2. WHFT was elected FRS in March 1831.

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