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Document number: 8688
Date: Wed 18 Apr 1863
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BREWSTER David
Collection: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Collection number: 1937-5425
Collection 2: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection (envelope)
Collection number 2 historic: Acc 21761 (envelope)
Last updated: 15th November 2012

Dear Mr Talbot,

I am residing here with my Son Colonel Macpherson <1> who has changed his name in consequence of having succeed to an entailed Estate in Inverness-shire.

I shall be glad to see you here on Tuesday after 4 o'clock We have University Meetings on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. The one on Wednesday is to confer Degrees of M.A on 60 or 70 Graduates, on which occasion Professor Aytoun <2> delivers an Address. The public, Male and Female, attend on these occasions. If it would be more convenient for you to meet me after the close of that meeting I would let you the time and place which are not yet fixed. – Perhaps Mrs Talbot <3> would like to see our Ceremony of Graduation.

I am Dear Mr Talbot Ever Most Truly yrs
D Brewster

7 Greenhill Gardens <4>
April 18th 1863

Henry Fox Talbot Esqre.
11 Great Stuart Street


1. Lieut.-Col. David Edward Brewster. He inherited the estate of Belville, near Kingussie, Inverness-shire [see Doc. No: 02719] in 1862 upon the death of his mother’s sister Anne Macpherson.

2. William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865), Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, University of Edinburgh.

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

4. In the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh;Prof Peter Guthrie Tait (1831–1901), Scottish mathematician lived at No 6.

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