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Document number: 6663
Date: 16 Jul 1853
Dating: only plausible year by calendar - Mon 25 July
Harold White: 1858?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WILLIAMS James Augustus
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 24th January 2011

Dummer House July 16 -

Dear Sir,

I regret that I should have omitted to state that our holidays that begin on the 25th, Monday; I have been waiting to see if anything was fixed about Montgomeries's going down to Glasgow,<1> and it is now arranged that a servant shall accompany him down on the 26th, by express train, reaching Kendal Junction at 5h..5m - at least such I believe is settled, but there is a little uncertainty as to whether - I can procure a Tutor also, which might alter the plan - Now I propose that Charles should sleep in London at Lord Eglinton's house, (which is empty) on Monday night, & Ld Es servant would drop him at Kendal - I would myself go up to London on the Monday, & arrange with the Servant about his journey &c and have also written to Lady Eglinton, to ask her to give Charles a bed - Unless I therefore hear form you, that you prefer any other place I will carry out this - and also write should there be any change.

I have but just time to answer by return of post, so hope you will excuse haste

And am, dear Sir, Yours truly
James A. Williams



Notes:

1. This was probably Archibald (b. 1841) or George (b. 1848) Montgomerie, sons of Archibald William Montgomerie (1812-1861) 13th Lord Eglinton. Eglinton Castle is in Ayrshire, near the rail line from Glasgow.

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