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Document number: 10019
Date: 17 Dec 1830
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HEALE William
Collection: Bodleian Library, Oxford - Fox Talbot Personal Archive
Collection number: FT10019
Last updated: 24th April 2015

[The surviving letter is badly water-stained, with sections eaten away by mould]


I received your letter respecting the trees to plant at Bowden [missing text] I went yesterday to look at [missing text] & the following is the sort of [missing text] you should recommend to be planted & also the quantity to every acre, viz.

500 Ash for Poles & underwood

500 Beech for Timbers

500 Wych Elm - Underwood

100 Hazel - Do

500 Birch - Do

500 Scotch for Poles

500 Larch - Do

4000 Trees to every Acre 2 to 3 feet high

a few of the Ash, Wych Elm, & Birch can be left for Timber. I have sent samples of each of the sorts to Mr Awdry for his consideration as you desired it is such trees as I think will be most proper to plant if you have them smaller the rabbits will cut them off. I will engage to supply you with trees of sorts as stated above as [missing text] you may want for the sum [missing text] for every four thousand [missing text] to replace what may die the first year.

Mr Awdry said he expected your own Men would plant the trees if so I should advise you to have One Man from me that understands Planting & Mixing the trees to see the work done in a proper manner.

I remain Sir Your obedient servant
William Heale

Calne 17 Decr 1830

PS I have good evergreen privet should you want 30/ - pr 1000

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H. F. Talbot Es [missing text]
No 31 Sackville St [missing text]