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Document number: 2178
Date: 26 Apr 1831
Dating: 1831?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZMAURICE Henry Petty
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003


Apl. 26th

Dear Henry

I have not lost a moment in writing to Ibbeston <1> on receiving your letter <2> & should have done so without waiting for it, had it not been for our conversation with Scrope, <3> who I am glad to find hath withdrawn

I have called his attention particularly to Gale – I do not know whether Humphrey’s <4> (of Ivy House) has a vote or not but as he has always professed himself personally as well as politically a friend of mine, my wishes might have some weight with him.

Yours Truly


Cambridge looks ill – doubtfull at best – but in general our reports are good.


1. Probably a misspelling for ‘Ibbetson’.

2. Letter not located.

3. George Julius Duncombe Poulett Scrope (1797–1876), MP & scientist.

4. Robert Humphrys, of Ivy House, book club organiser.

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