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Document number: 5246
Date: 22 Aug 1870
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BARRON Archibald Farquharson
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 5th August 2012

Garden of the Royal Horticultural Society,Chiswick, near London, W.
Aug 22nd 1870

I beg to inform you that the Articles named on the other side have been this day despatched to your address W H F Talbot Esq Lacock Abbey, Chippenham (per GW Ry <1>) in compliance with your request of the of 186 , and as the result of the Ballot of the present Season.

I have the honour to be, Your most obedient Servant,
A.F. Barron

Garden Superintendent.

WHF Talbot Esq

The Carrier has been authorised to make the following Charges: –
[In consequence of the trouble and inconvenience of remitting to the Garden the small Charges made for the package of Plants, the Garden Committee have arranged that they should in future be pre-paid by the Carrier, and by him charged onwards to whom the parcels are addressed.]

s. d.
Paid to the Garden for Package, and charged onwards . . . 6
Carriage to London . . . 4
Total Ł /10
A small Charge will be made in addition to this when two Carriers are employed.

The Garden is open from Nine o’Clock every day, except Sunday, for the inspection of Fellows of the Society, or bearers of Transferable Tickets, without orders, and of Visitors introduced by Fellows, either personally, or by written order.

1st Ballot.– Lots No application made
2nd Ballot.– Lot s 15. Grecum? chilśrse
" 24. Ceauothus Africanus

The plants sent to Lacock on the 15thinst were those [gained?] by the Revd E P Nicholl s , <2> as stated in the notice of Despatch sent him at that date


1. Great Western Railway

2. Rev Edward Powell Nicholl (1831–1902), Vicar of Lacock from 1864 until his resignation in 1870; photographer