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Document number: 7602
Date: 17 Apr 1858
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NICHOLSON Richard
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA58-048
Last updated: 1st September 2003

4, Old Palace Yard, S.W.

April 17 1858

Dr Sir,

I thank you very much for your note & its enclosure which I have now the pleasure of returning.

The deed against which I have put a note X in pencil is that which I referred to in my former letter –

I cannot but think that if it could be found it would turn out to contain valuable evidence as to the state of Sir John’s family at its date.

Altho we have not got a <bound?> Certificate of Sherrington Son of Thomas, we, fortunately, do possess evidence which goes to extinguish him s. p. most satisfactorily at a given date.

The mortality in this great family was indeed, most remarkable in all its branches including the Worfield Line; and yet we find not a few instances of very old age. reached by parties in the Pedigree:

Sir Gilbert (of the <Savil?> House) Mrs Cave <?> ( LVIV LXXV & Lady Longueville, are those whose names immediately occur to me as presenting Cases in point.

I beg to remain Dr Sir

Yr very obedt Sert

Richd: Nicholson

H Fox Talbot Esq

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