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Document number: 1776
Date: Thu 25 1829
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PENNANT Elizabeth Dawkins
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA29-14
Last updated: 27th December 2010

Dear Mr Talbot

Mr Hopper’s <1> direction is as follows – “Thomas Hopper Esqr 35 Connaught Terrace Edgeware Road”. He is at present out of Town at “Charles Tyrrell’s Esqr Polstead Hall Colchester” I mentioned to Mr Hopper<2> that you had some thoughts of employing him at which he seemed to be very much pleased & flattered. In case you visit Wales I enclose a card to admit you at once through the Lodge at Penrhyn I hope we may happen to be in that country when you come.

Yrs truly
Eliz Dawkins Pennant

Portland Place <2>
Thursday 25th


1. Thomas Hopper (1776–1856), architect & surveyor, London. Between 1820-1845, he greatly modified Penryn Castle, a 18th c country house in North Wales. The elaborate changes were enabled by the Dawkins-Pennant fortune, made from Welsh slate and Jamaican sugar. The house is now a National Trust Property.

2. George Hay Dawkins Pennant (d 1840).

3. London.

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