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Document number: 1308
Date: 02 Sep 1825
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: LAMBERT Aylmer Bourke
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Boyton House

Sept 2d

Dear Sir

I have wrote by this days post to Sir James Smith <1> as you wished & I have no doubt but you will be much pleased with his society I am glad to hear you have such a fine collection of plants coming & I hope at some future times you will have the kindness to indulge me with a sight of them yesterdays days <sic> post brought me also a long Letter from my friend Sir Stamford Raffles <2> saying he had secured a very rich Collection of Natural History from Sumatra including many plants doublicates <sic> of many things he lost in the Fame <3> – a Letter also from Capt King who I think you have met in my Library he is just about to be appointed to the Command of a squadron to survey the Coasts of South America he will do much in Botany & other parts of Natural History he is now printing the Botanical part of his last Voyage I hope you will meet him here the time I mentioned in my last

yours sincerely

A Bourke Lambert

W H Talbot Esqr
No 4 Mall Buildings
near Bristol


1. Sir James Edward Smith, MD (1759–1828), botanist.

2. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781–1826), Colonial Governor who founded modern Singapore.

3. Lost in the fire, February 1824.

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