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Document number: 3937
Date: 22 Sep 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BOWLES William Lisle
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 27th March 2012

22 Sepbr 1839

My dear Mr. Talbot –

I propose paying another visit to your interesting, & “august” abode, chiefly because I wish to show the Abbey, whose story I have told, to Mr Sergeant & his new bride Mrs Sergeant Merewether. <1> If you are at home we shall rejoice, if not I shall trust to the welcome Old Bowles has always found

& believe me, still giddy, but sincerely
W L Bowles

We shall come Thursday next [illegible deletion] about one o’clock and are anxious to see a specimen of the Photo-genic art – by its Inventor, in his own Abbey Abby –

Best regards to Mrs Talbot. <2>

C.[sic] F. Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. Sergeant Henry Alworth Merewether (1782–1864) of Castlefield, Calne, Wiltshire; Sergeant at Law; and his 2nd wife, Cecelia Maria (b. 1811).

2. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.

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