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Document number: 6791
Date: 17 May 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: CUNNINGTON William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003


May 17. 1853


I am requested by the provisional committee to inform you, that an Archæological and Natural History Society is about to be established for the county of Wilts, and to request the favour that you will accept the office of one of the Vice-Presidents.

The Marquis of Lansdowne is the Patron of the society, Mr G. Poulett Scrope the President, and the Vice Presidents who have already accepted office are

The Bishop of Salisbury

T. H. S. Sotheron Esq M.P.

<F.?> W. Salmon Esq.

Captn J. W. Gladstone M.P.

G W Heneage Esq M.P.

Rt. Hon. Sydney Herbert M.P.

John Britton Esq.

A donation of £10·10 constitutes a life-member and the Vice-Presidents, who will also be members of the Council, are chosen from the life-members.

I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedient Servant

Wm Cunnington

Provisional Hony Secy

H F Talbot Esq

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