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Document number: 7769
Date: Thu 09 Dec 1858
Dating: reply to Doc 07768
Recipient: BROUGHTON Henry Delves
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London - Dept of Manuscripts
Collection number: Add MS 36472 f289
Last updated: 19th June 2010

Lacock Thursday

Dear Ld Broughton

I am not alone at the Abbey my son <1> is staying with me, he is in the sixth form at Harrow, and now at home for the holidays He leaves me early on Monday morning for Edinburgh, hoping to accomplish the journey in one day, which is doubtful. I cannot therefore accept your very kind invitation for Sunday I take this opportunity of mentioning that I have recently been attempting to make some photoglyphic engravings upon a large scale, one of which I send today and request your acceptance of it as it may interest you and some of your friends It is of course, from Nature. I have not yet succeeded to my mind in the attempt, owing chiefly to the difficulty of managing large engravings to anybody but an Artist by profession, but evidently a step has been made in the right direction

In a few days I shall follow my family to Edinburgh and remain

Dr Ld Broughton

Yours most Truly
H. F. Talbot


Notes:

1. Lacock Abbey. Charles Henry Talbot, 'Tally" (2 Feb 1842 - 26 Dec 1916), antiquary & WHFT's only son.

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