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Document number: 6555
Date: 20 Jan 1852
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GODWIN George, jnr
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 21137
Collection number historic: LA52-3
Last updated: 7th December 2015

24 Alexander Square
Jany 20. 1852.

To H. F. Talbot Esq
&c &c

Dear Sir -

I have to acknowledge your note of the 14th requesting me to view premises at Kensal Green & to inform you; -

1st whether the house & land be worth the sum asked, (700) taking into account yearly rent (9), paid for part of ground.

2nd Probable cost of range of outhouses &c

3rd Probable cost of Glass House.

In reply I beg leave to say I have surveyed the premises and consider

1st that the sum asked is not excessive, - although if you were buying simply as an investment & had to seek a tenant I should not advise purchase at that sum as likely to prove advantageous.

2nd I estimate that 6 rooms Such as Mr Henneman requires would cost from 250 to 300 - perhaps less. depending of course on the size & arrangement ultimately determined on -

3rd a Glass House, of Galvanized Iron on brick foundation, would probably cost from 200 to 250 -

In order that you may have an exact estimate, a plan of the premises should be made & the position & arrangement of the proposed buildings be laid down. What I have stated, however, will probably suffice to enable you to determine as to the purchase.

I have the honour to subscribe myself Dear Sir Your Obedient Servant
Geo. Godwin J.

[envelope:]
H F Talbot Esq &c &c
Care of Mr Henneman
122 Regent St-
[marked:] Free