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Document number: 8659
Date: 30 Mar 1863
Dating: date of postmark
Postmark: Edinburgh 30 Mar 1863; Portobello 30 Mar 1863
Watermark: 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BREWSTER David
Collection: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Collection number: 1937-5399
Collection 2: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection (envelope)
Collection number 2 historic: Acc 21747 (envelope)
Last updated: 20th November 2012

Dear Mr Talbot,

The Senatus of our University <1> resolved to confer upon you the degree of Doctor of Laws <2> at their Annual meeting for conferring Degrees in Arts which is held on the 21st of next month <3> in the Victoria or Assembly Hall Castle Hill, at 12 o'clock.

I hope it will not be inconvenient for you to attend the meeting. It is a simple ceremony in which the Graduate has nothing to say.

I will meet you at any place and time you may appoint, and conduct you to the Hall.

I am, Dear Mr Talbot,
Ever Most Truly yrs
D Brewster

Mount Lodge <4>

[envelope, flap embossed University of Edinburgh:]
Henry Fox Talbot Esq
11 Great Stuart Street


1. The Senate of the University of Edinburgh.

2. A prestigious honorary degree.

3. The ceremony in fact took place on 1 April 1863, possibly in order to suit the principal honorary graduand, Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister.

4. See Doc. No: 08498.

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