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Document number: 2204
Date: 20 Jun 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZSIMMONS Cornelius
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA31-44
Last updated: 11th February 2012

Lacock abbey
June 20th /31


Banks <1> says the chimney piece in the new room is up, and the Stairs going up to the library door up also – and is now getting on with the window over the Cloister South door. <2>

Pullen <3> having no more horses of Captn Feildings <4> to look after – he is now charged fully to your acct – he now begins to cart away the Coarse Rubbish – putting it down in the back yard for filling up; the hay is not off the park yet so we cannot begin putting on the good manure yet. & [sic]

Your Obdt Huble Servt
C. Fitzsimmons

H. F. Talbot Esqr


1. Probably George Banks, snr (1786–1864), stonemason & coalseller, Lacock.

2. WHFT made major alterations to Lacock Abbey between 1828 and 1831.

3. William Pullen, Lacock Abbey coachman.

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

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