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Document number: 6787
Date: 15 May 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SPEDDING Thomas Story
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 13th February 2011

[on mourning paper]

May 15th


Miss Spedding will I have no doubt sign the agreement which you have sent, subject only to your own proviso that the house contains room enough for you – Upon this point she is particularly anxious there should be no mistake or disappointment – Mr Wilson correctly counted the bedrooms up to 12 in number, but in point of size he has probably magnified some of them if he described them all as large. – The eight rooms, exclusive of the 4 Servants rooms, include 3 dressing rooms – all the eight contain beds, tho’ only three of them large ones – With respect to the rooms in the Gardener’s house, I did not mention them, because they were not part of the premises intended to be let, but if they will supply all the space which you want, there will be no objection to let them go with the house during your occupation of it

These are three in number making the whole amount of bed rooms 15 and no more –

In two of these last named rooms dou additional beds can be placed if required for Servants. – I must now trouble you again to say whether this accommodation is sufficient – if so the agreement can be signed at once & I will do what I can to hasten the preparations, & to have the House ready by the end of June at the latest. –

I remain Sir your obedt Servt
T. S. Spedding

H. F. Talbot Esq

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