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Document number: 1950
Date: Fri 15 Jan 1830
Harold White: 15 Jan 1830
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZMAURICE Henry Petty
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection 2: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Last updated: 9th July 2010

[The letter is in the BL and its envelope is in the NMeM.]

Bowood <1>

Dear Talbot

Christopher Talbot <2> has conceived to dine & sleep here on Monday. Will you be prevailed upon to accompany him – as we have not yet seen you & returning at night is out of the question this Siberian winter –

Yrs ever

We dine at ½ past 6 –

H. Talbot Esq
Laycock Abbey


1. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.

2. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803–1890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician; WHFT’s Welsh cousin.

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