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Document number: 2358
Date: 16 May 1832
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PORTER Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Barnack Rectory

May 16th 1832

Dear Talbot

Since I introduced to your notice, Mr Roberts as a candidate for the curacy of Lacock: I have heard of another Friend being in search of a curacy – and, should Mr Roberts not succeed, I could with perfect confidence recommend the gentleman to whom this letter relates, as a companion or a minister. But, one member of his family being in very delicate health, it is necessary that his residence be on an high, and well ventilated, spot, and the soil be particularly dry – nor any marshy land be within 20 miles of the place –

My friend will be here till next Monday, when he will start to join his family, at present in Wales.

I think the possibility of introducing to you, and to your parish, one I so much value, is worth the trouble I give, when I request you to inform me, what is the character of the water at Lacock; on what substratum it stands, whether it is high, & well ventilated; & (if you have this) whether the house will be left furnished – also whether there is any flat marshy land in the neighbourhood – pray excuse my importunity, and believe me

every yours truly

Charles Porter

H. Fox Talbot Esqre
31 Sackville St

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