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Document number: 7469
Date: 16 Oct 1857
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: JACKSON John Edward
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 21321 (envelope only)
Last updated: 23rd June 2015

Leigh Delamere. Chippenham
October 16. 1857

Dear Sir,

On inspecting Lacock Church as Rural Dean, a few days ago, I observed considerable dampness against the lower part of the Wall in the Chancel chapel which, I understand, is appurtenant to your property at Lacock. May I take the liberty of suggesting, that perhaps a little Drain outside the wall of the Church in that part, would probably cut off the source of the mischief.

I am, Dear Sir, yr very obediently
J. E. Jackson <1>
Rural Dean

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. In addition to being an antiquarian and an author, Jackson was apparantly a Daguerreotypist; see Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, v. 1, 1854, p. 33.

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