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Document number: 3983
Date: 07 Apr 1836
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ROE George [?]
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 30th July 2010

Thos [sic] Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey

Sir /

At the solicitation of the Three Vickery’s Brother’s of the late Elizabeth Vickery <1> on whose behalf I took the liberty of addressing you on a former occasion<2> – I now beg to return you their most sincere and gratefull thanks for your great kindness in interesting yourself to their obtaining their Shares of the Property left by the said Elizabeth and at their request I would state that on the 4 Inst I accompanied them to the Bank of Messrs Badcock’s at Taunton & witnessed their receiving (clear of Legacy Duty Expences &c) £76 – 2 – 10 John & Richard Thomas £75 – 2 – 10 having been advanced 1£ by the Solr while at Bristol to prove the Will which I trust will be the means of affording them additional comforts when advanced Age may preclude their gaining (by labour) a comfortable subsistence –

No further accounts have been forwarded than the amount each Brother was to receive but no doubt such has been given for your inspection with this impression they appear fully satisfied everything has been correct

I am Sir with respect your Obednt Servnt
[Geo?] [Roe?]

Ayshford Cottage
Sampford Peverell
nr Tiverton
April 7th 1836

Thos [sic] Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. Elizabeth Vickery ‘Betty’, WHFT’s governess, who passed away on 25 September 1835. WHFT paid to have a gravestone placed at Cutcombe, Somerset, inscribed: 'Erected to the Memory of Elizbth Vickery his kind & faithful nurse by Henry Fox Talbot of Lacock Abbey in the country of Wilts Esqre'; the stone's inscription is still readable - See Doc. No: 03205.

2. Not located.