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Document number: 1455
Date: 20 Jul 1826
Dating: May 1825 - Jul 1826
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SOWERBY George Brettingham
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

W.H.F. Talbot Esqr

Bot of G B Sowerby <1>

1825 May 18 and following –
Hookers Exot. Flora <2> 22 to 28 –1··15··0
Greville Cryptogamic Flora <3> 35 to 42 –1··12··
July 16 Realgar <4> crystd1
1826 JanyCrypt. Flora 43 –4

156 Regent St. London


I am favoured with yours of yesterday <5> and shall be happy to execute your Commissions. I should wish, however, that you would name the prices to which I may go for each article. I must also mention that for this employment I am usually paid £1··1··0 per days sale, whether anything be bought or not. I will conclude by mentioning the condition of each lot you have marked in the first days sale.

I had written thus far and upon going to Stewarts I find the sale postponed, sine die <6>: due notice to be given.

I am Sir Your very obliged

G B Sowerby

20 July 1826

W.H.F. Talbot Esq.
Marquis of Lansdowne’s Villa


1. George Brettingham Sowerby (1788–1854), naturalist.

2. Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785–1865), Prof & botanist, Exotic Flora ( Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1822–1824)

3. Robert Kaye Greville, Scottish Cryptogamic Flora (Edinburgh: 1823–1828)

4. A red pigment.

5. Letter not located.

6. Indefinately.

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