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Document number: 9022
Date: 11 Mar 1831
Dating: 1831 a guess
Recipient: HUDSON James
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: PRIVATE
Collection number: X300301
Last updated: 30th March 2012

Lacock Abbey
March 11


Having received the last No of the Proceedings of the Royal Society <1> addressed Dr Talbot I request you not to give me that title but to address H.F. Talbot Esq.

I take this opportunity of asking you to send me those parts of the Transactions which have been published since I last received them

Yours very truly
H.F. Talbot

the Assistant Secy of the R. Socy


1. Royal Society of London. WHFT was elected a FRS on 10 March 1831. John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society, wrote to him as Henry Fox Talbot on 17 March 1831. [See Doc. No: 02151]. WHFT did not have a PhD at this time. However, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Edinburgh University on 1 April 1863. The speech by James Muirhead, Professor of Civil Law, presenting him with the degree outlined his 'contributions to knowledge' and was reported in the Edinburgh Evening Courant, no. 23801, 2 April 1863, p. 5.