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Document number: 8115
Date: 09 Jun 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STEWART James
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21588 (envelope)
Last updated: 18th May 2013

[telegram, with extensive printed heading including:
The Electric and International Telegraph Company / ‘Charge for Porterage’/ Central Station, Founders’ Court, Lothbury, London / list of ‘principal country stations’

[printed form with handwritten insertions:]

The following Message forwarded from Edinburgh and received at Chippenham June 9th 1860.

Name and Address. Mr Jas Stewart Esq <1>
17 India St

Name and Address. H. Fox Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey

Glen Stuart House and shootings can only be let together by the year, or on lease. No power to sublet shootings. Rent one hundred and twenty pounds.

[signature of receiving official:]
George Jeff

[envelope, annotated by WHFT "Stewart":]
H. Fox Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey


1. The 1861-1862 Edinburgh POD spells this 'Stewart' and 'Steuart' in different sections. This telegraph form may have been filled in by a clerk, but the spelling here is Stewart.