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Document number: 630
Date: 13 Dec 1814
Dating: date completed by WHFT on address panel
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TREVELYAN Walter Calverley
Collection: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
Collection number: Lacock Abbey Deposit WRO 2664
Last updated: 29th January 2012

December 13th

Dear Talbot

I send you some of the Limpets and am sorry I could not send you any living ones – The snow was 3 or 4 inches deep the other day but in less than four & twenty hours it was all gone, the thermometer was as high as 50 fifty at 11 o’clock PM – I send you also 2 species of Nidularia & some mosses which I could not make out without Smith <1> as we have not the Index to Lowerly yet – a specimen of Ground Pine & Assarum [sic] Europæum – You may let me know whether you receive the shells safe – N.B. they are very tender –

yours very truly In haste
W. C. Trevelyan

W. H. F. Talbot Esqre
Marquiss Lansdowns <2>
Dec. 13th 1814. <3>


1. Probably a reference to Sir James Edward Smith (1759–1828), botanist who wrote Introduction to Physiological & Systematic Botany (London: Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme, and White, 1807), and Flora Britannica (London: J. Taylor, J. Davis, and J. White, 1800–1804). [See Doc. No: 00622].

2. Misspelling of Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780–1863), MP, WHFT’s uncle.

3. Written in WHFT’s hand.

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