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Document number: 2245
Date: 23 Oct 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GORDON Robert
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 20049 (envelope only)
Last updated: 26th January 2015

Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your kind invitation <1> to Lacock Abbey which I regret much that we cannot accept – Next week we are going into Gloucestershire to visit Sir W. [Greive?] & afterwards I am full of engagements untill we depart for our Winter quarters in Dorset. In truth I shall hasten my departure in consequence of the very disturbed state of Sherborne & its neighborhood. You have doubtless seen the account of the outrages at Sherborne Castle, <2> by private reports are even [illegible deletion] worse than the public ones in the Newspapers – I shall be much gratified at some future & I trust happier moment to avail myself of your hospitality

Believe me my dr Sir vy truly & faithfully yrs

Keble House [illegible]
Oct 23. 1831

Cirencester October twenty three 1831
H. F. Talbot Esr
Laycock Abbey


1. See Doc. No: 09936.

2. Following the Lords’ rejection of the second Reform Bill in October 1831, there was rioting at various parts of Dorset.