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Document number: 2612
Date: 27 Feb 1833
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EGERTON Daniel
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA33(MW)-039
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Theatre Royal Covent Garden


We very respectfully presume to inform you that a Fund (under the immediate Patronage of the King) <1> is established at this Theatre for the support of aged and infirm Actors and Actresses. The public Anniversary of which will be held on Wednesday the 27th of March in the Freemasons Hall by command of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex <2> who has graciously his intention <sic> of taking the chair. – With great deference we solicit the honor of adding your Name to our list of Noble and distinguished Vice presidents

And remain with the greatest respect
Your most obedient and very humble Servants

John Fawcett (Treasurer)
William Abbott
William Evans
Charles Farley
Robert Keeley
Charles Mathews
Drinkwater Meadows
John Reeve
Charles Taylor
Daniel Egerton (Secretary)

Committee for 1833

Fund Office

Stage Door

Feby 27th 1833

William Henry Talbot Esq
PS – An Answer will be esteemed a great condescension.


1. William IV (1765–1837), King of England (1830–1837).

2. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773–1843), president of the Royal Society (1830–1838).