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Document number: 7322
Date: 11 Nov 1856
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WHEWELL William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 20976 (envelope only)
Last updated: 7th February 2015

Trinity Lodge. Cambridge
Nov. 11. 1856

My dear Talbot,

By your living so long in the neighbourhood of Derwentwater you became acquainted with some of our friends; and I educe that Mr Spedding <1> before going abroad communicated with you about foreign servants. I learn in this way that you spoke of a person who has accompanied you abroad, honest and a good carrier Such a person I should be glad to hear of. & would have not to travel with a family, but to go directly to Rome with a single gentleman, who would stay there perhaps a month, and then return.

I have no doubt you are working at something interesting at present. I trust I shall hear of it in time

Yours very truly
W Whewell

H. Fox Talbot Esqr

H. Fox Talbot Esqr
Laycock Abbey
near Bath
[stamped by the Post Office:]
Misdirected Bath


1. Probably John James Spedding (1834-1909), JP, property owner at Greta Bank or Thomas Storey Spedding (1800-1870), friend of Thomas Carlyle; owner of Greta Bank.

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