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Document number: 4427
Date: 27 Aug 1851
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GALE John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 25th November 2012

August 27th 1851

To W H F Talbot Esqr


I beg to hand you my Estimate for covering the Conservatory at Lacock Abbey with a Glass Roof as proposed.

All the Sashes to be hung on moveable hinges, with the necessary Rafters and Ridge Piece, Capping &c of best Red Fir and the Work executed in a workmanlike manner for the sum of

s d
19 15 6
Glass & Glazing
Painting 3 Coats inside
and 4 Coats outside 16 2 6
36 18 0

I have not calculated on any fastenings to facilitate the opening and shutting the Sashes as I do not know the manner in which you would like them to act, not the number of Sashes to be opened:

With respect to the Zinc covering, I beg to suggest that it might be used as occasion may require, for a substitute for other covering on the Farms, or at the Cottages, and if so, you would make more of it than by selling it at once

I remain Sir Yours obediently
John Gale.

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