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Document number: 1558
Date: 14 May 1827
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STRATFORD William Samuel
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 26th December 2010

3 Verulam Buildings
May 14, 1827

Sir,

At the request of Mr Herschel, <1> I trouble you with a parcel, containing notices of our proceedings, for distribution amongst the Cambridge Members, & have the honor to be, Sir,

Yr obedt Servant
W: S: Stratford
Sec. Ast. Soc.

W: H: F: Talbot Esq


Notes:

1. Sir John Frederick William Herschel (17921871), astronomer & scientist.

1. Stratford was Secretary of the Astronomical Society (later the Royal Astronomical Society) from 1825-1831. He was writing from the offices of the Nautical Almanack, where he worked; he would be appointed Director there in 1831.