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> crystd –||1||–|
|1826 Jany||Crypt. 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.