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Document number: 5255
Date: 19 May 1845
Dating: 1845?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BRUNEL Isambard Kingdom
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA45-43
Last updated: 30th December 2012

May 19th

Dear Sir

I understand at Mr Driver’s <1> office that he has been over the property at Laycock and therefore that we shall be in a position when I have seen him – which I will do tomorrow – of having data on which to negociate if you should still desire to do so – for settling now the amount of compensation <2> [illegible word] for passing through your property. I am desirous of knowing how you would wish to proceed – whether you wish yourself to meet me upon the subject or whether my agent and who can undertake to act for you –

I am dear Sir Yours very Truly
I K Brunel

H Fox Talbot Esq


1. An Agent of the Great Western Railway Company. See Doc. No: 05258.

2. Brunel’s line for the Wiltshire, Somerset and Weymouth railway, a branch of the Great Western, passed across WHFT’s land, and Talbot was disputing the amount of compensation offered by the GWR Company.

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