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Document number: 4083
Date: Wed Jun 1840
Harold White: Jun 1840
Watermark: 1838
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: METHUEN Paul
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA40-046
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Dear Talbot

When I saw you on the subject of the County Meeting I had great doubt as to my being able to attend it, but I am sorry to say that it is now quite im-possible for me to do so from having been again attacked by a return of Influenza

The North Easterly wind today is more like March than June and I am positively ordered by my medical man not even to encounter it here but remain in the house.

Under these circumstances I hope you will not consider my absence any mark of disrespect to Her Majesty <1> or to the County. To say nothing of the High Sheriff whom I should wish to support on such an occasion

Pray believe me

Vy truly yours


Park Street



1. Victoria (1819–1901), Queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901), Empress of India (1876–1901).

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