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Document number: 4707
Date: 26 Jan 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ODHAMS Elizabeth
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Jany – 26 – 1843


I have taken a liberty which I hope you will please to excuse but as my Mistress <1> was kind enough to say she would speak to you on the subject and as I have not heard anything respecting it since I thought my Mistress may have forgotten it or it may have slipd your memory the request I made to my Mistress was that you would in consideration of the short time I was in your service allow me some little renumeration <sic> for the expence I was at in removing my goods and children from Bath the expence of which was £1..15.0– and as I hope I gave satisfaction during the time I had the honour of living in your service you will please to take the same into consideration as I did not think but I may be stationary for many years

I have the honour
to remain your humble Servant

Eliz Odhams

at Mr <illeg>

Bowden hill <2>

W. H– F– Talbot Esqre
Laycock Abbey
Nr Chipenham <sic>


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

2. Bowden Hill, Wiltshire, 1 mi SE of Lacock.