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Document number: 8562
Date: 10 May 1862
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA62-39
Last updated: 9th May 2013

[printed letterhead:]
(West End)
135 George Street a few doors from Charlotte Sqr

10th May 1862,

H. F. Talbot Esqr


We beg respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of your favor sending cheque for £39. 17/. in payment of our a/c for which we return our best and sincere thanks

Soliciting a continuance of your favors

We remain Sir Your most [illegible]
Millard & Mann

Millburn Tower<1>

[envelope, blind embossed on rear flap:]
Bank of Scotland

W. H. F Talbot Esq
Millburn Tower


1. Millburn Tower, Gogar, just west of Edinburgh; the Talbot family made it their northern home from June 1861 to November 1863. It is particularly important because WHFT conducted many of his photoglyphic engraving experiments there. The house had a rich history. Built for Sir Robert Liston (1742-1836), an 1805 design by Benjamin Latrobe for a round building was contemplated but in 1806 a small house was built to the design of William Atkinson (1773-1839), best known for Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford. The distinctive Gothic exterior was raised in 1815 and an additional extension built in 1821. Liston had been ambassador to the United States and maintained a warm Anglo-American relationship in the years 1796-1800. His wife, the botanist Henrietta Liston, née Marchant (1751-1828) designed a lavish American garden, sadly largely gone by the time the Talbots rented the house .