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Document number: 5301
Date: 14 Jun 1845
Dating: 1845?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BRUNEL Isambard Kingdom
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA45-82
Last updated: 30th December 2012

June 14th

My dear Sir

Of course if you think it necessary to have an agreement prepared by a conveyancer I should make no objection altho’ a letter signed by me has been considered sufficient in larger transactions and is much more [illegible word] but if such an agreement is to be drawn up – the party doing it must act as between the two and not for one side –

As regards the minor points – I have no objection to the restriction as to permanent buildings – but I stated to Mr King <1> that the company has no power to prevent workmen <2> who sleep in the village from working on the railway and consequently none to prevent the reverse – and cannot therefore enter into any agreement on the subject – As I conceive there can be no difficulty on these points and with the above understanding I have signed the Memorandum

I am dear Sir Yours very truly
I K Brunel.

P.S. I have no copies of these mema at present – Mr King will of course let me have them. H Fox Talbot Esq


1. William Charles King, solicitor, London.

2. See Doc. No: 05273 for the proposed solution to the problem of disorderly workmen in the Lacock area.

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