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Document number: 4139
Date: 11 Sep 1846
Postmark: 12 Sep 1846
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MUNDY William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 20386
Last updated: 28th June 2010

My dear Talbot

I lose no time in replying to your letter <1> received yesterday. I can have no objection to the arrangement you propose, & will trust to you to substitute as much of the Nethermore Farm <2> as will be a proper equivalent for the land under settlement & which you intend to liberate & dispose of. I only hope you make the Railway Company give you a good price.

I will now take this opportunity of mentioning another subject which has occurred to me before, but which I have never named. You are doubtless aware that the interest of money has much fallen within the last few years. this being the case I should be glad to pay either the half or the whole of Constance’s <3> £6000 to be invested on proper security, or if you preferred it, it cd remain as it does at present, my paying 4 per cent interest instead of 4½, which I now do. –

I am quite glad I happened to be within reach just at the moment you wanted me. I shall hope to get a glimpse of you all before I return, but my leave of absence will soon expire.

Believe me
Ever yours truly
W. Mundy

Markeaton <4>
Sept. 11th 1846

H. F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. Letter not located.

2. Nethermore Farm and Wood, Lacock, Wiltshire.

3. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.

4. Markeaton Hall, Derbyshire, NW of Derby: home of the Mundy family.

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