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Document number: 1031
Date: 11 Dec 1822
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: THOMSON David
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA22-64
Last updated: 27th October 2013

11th December 1822


Your favor of the 2d instant is now before me and I beg leave to inform you that the small parcel for the Baron <1> was forwarded by the felucca <2> called Madame del Carmine Pastrana Barachino which I have no doubt has been safely delivered long before this time. the other parcel for Professor Gergonne <3> I am sorry to say still lays by me never having had any opportunity direct for letter any orders which you may think proper to give me concerning it shall be strictly attended

I am happy that the Box of Books has arrived in safety from which you no doubt have been assured that there was no delay on my part

I remain Sir Your humble Servant
David Thomson

Honorable Mr Talbot
Poste restante


1. Possibly Maurice of Geneva, member of the Académie des Sciences of Paris. [See Doc. No: 00977].

2. Small merchant-vessel used in the Mediterranean, with two masts, lateen sails, and often a rudder at each end.

3. Joseph Diez Gergonne (1771–1859), French mathematician.