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Document number: 1995
Date: 13 May 1830
Dating: 13th? 18th? postmark indistinct - "week after next" after 01996
Harold White: 1 May 1830
Postmark: 13/18? May 1830
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PORTER Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: 32397
Collection number historic: LA30-028
Last updated: 26th February 2010

18 Upper Parade
Leamington, Warwickshire

Dear Talbot

You mentioned in your last letter <1> to me that you should ask the Bishop of Rochester <2> for a curacy for Mr Rogers, <3> and as I suppose increase of stipend might tempt him to leave his present cure of Laycock, I will look out for what would give me a chance of being placed there.

Though I am fully aware that you may not be able to accomplish all your kindness suggests in my behalf: perhaps it would be worth while (now that I am at Leamington, 50 miles on my way from Wing to Wiltshire) to go & see Lacock parsonage. You can give me your opinion as to this proposal; and say whether I should call on Mr Rogers that would be the only means of seeing the house properly though, from your description, I shall be quite content to make that curacy my chief object, without seeing the house

My visiting it would remove that small responsibility (to use an awful word about a trifle) from you and probably make me more anxious for it.

Can you say whether Mr Rogers is single or married; has weak or powerful lungs; and desires an arduous or a quiet curacy: as all these points are useful in directing my enquiries.

I brought my family here on Wednesday, for the benefit of this air to the health of one of our little ones, who has been very ill.

I shall remain here for a fortnight

Believe me yours very sincerely
Charles Porter

Henry F. Talbot Esqre
31. Sackville Street
London


Notes:

1. Letter not located.

2. George Murray, Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Worcester (17841860).

3. Robert Rogers, Curate at Lacock.

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