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Document number: 3061
Date: 09 Mar 1835
Dating: 1835?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZSIMMONS Cornelius
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA35(MW)-12
Last updated: 12th February 2012

Lacock Abbey
March 9th


I received your letter <1> on Saturday, and sent to Tanners waggon office <2> immediately but there was nothing come from London, I also sent in the afternoon but on account, and I have sent this morning but no tidings the person who I send with this Hamper will call and see if it <3> is come this afternoon &c –

the weather has been much the same since you left here. the repairs on the Green house has cost 10 s/10d thirteen squares at 10d each, & now this morning I see there is another blown out, Fortune says he could not Putty the Green house under 30s/ the Boiler in the Kitchen has leaked considerably more since you left than before, I have had it examined. & I find that the top of the Boiler is fixed on with Screws & Iron Cement and at one end of the Boiler the Cement has given way which caused the leakage. I have had Mr Phelps <4> to look at it & he says he can do it. it shall remain as it is until you send orders who is to do it Captn Feilding <5> preferred Bath Mechanics to do such jobs but I think it will be saving expence to have it done at home &c &c –

Your Obdt Huble Servt
C Fitzsimmons

Mr Awdry <6> has just given me a message about staking the fir trees I have done it previous to hearing of your wishing it to be done


1. Letter not located.

2. Tanners wagon office, Chippenham. [See Doc. No: 00185].

3. Plants and seeds. [See Doc. No: 03063].

4. Philip Phelps, Surveyor of Taxes & Bailiff, Lacock.

5. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.

6. William Henry Awdry (1778–1847), solicitor, Chippenham.

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