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Document number: 3005
Date: 13 Nov 1834
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ROOKE Frederick William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA34-44
Last updated: 10th February 2013

28 Royal Crescent, Bath
Novr 13th 1834

Captn Rooke presents his Compts to Mr Talbot and begs the favor of the loan of his Machine for moving large Trees; which, he is about to do at Lackham <1> – Captn Rooke trusts tho’ at present personally unknown to Mr Talbot, that he is not taking too great a liberty by the above request –.


1. Captain Rooke had just purchased Lackham House, Wiltshire, 2 mi NW of Lacock, although the Trustees had previously sold off much of the estate. He followed WHFT as Sheriff of Wilts in 1842 and there is a memorial to him in St Cyriacs, Lacock.

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