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Document number: 4698
Date: 13 Jan 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GROVE William Robert
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 22920
Collection number historic: LA43-6
Last updated: 1st July 2010

4 Hare Court
Temple <1>
Jany 13 1843


I have just received your letter <2> & am much obliged by its contents

I shall probably have but a short time to devote to the preparation of my lecture & shall not be able to consult many books, but as the subject is familiar to me I could soon get at the principle of each engine by inspection I have not yet seen Mr Davidsons exhibition <3> but shall visit it before my lecture

Should your engine <4> be ready by this time I shall be much obliged by the loan of it & should you visit London in the interim I should much like to have some conversation with you on the subject

There appear to be few, if any, comparative expts published on the results of different constructions when of the same size & working with the same Voltaic power

I remain Sir your obedt Servt
W R Grove

H. Fox Talbot Esqr
Locock [sic] Abbey


1. The Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court, the ‘colleges’ of barristers at the English Bar. Grove had his chambers [lawyer’s offices and, at the time, living-quarters also] there.

2. Doc. No: 04697.

3. Robert Davidson, Scottish electrical inventor. [See Doc. No: 04686, Doc. No: 04696.]

4. See Doc. No: 04697.

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