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Document number: 6890
Date: 31 Dec 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WILLIAMS James Augustus
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 20783 (envelope only)
Last updated: 7th March 2015

Dummer House
Dec 31 / 53

Dear Sir,

I beg to enclose Charles A/c amounting with other payments to £71̀̀9̀̀6 –

I am happy to be able to give a good report of Charles in all respects, for he not only passed a good examination but has been working very steadily throughout the Half-year, as I find by reference to my daily register that he has obtained more marks than the others of his class – I am glad to observe also that he continues to improve considerably in his disposition towards his companions, as he is both more obliging and more disposed to take anything in good part, that he may not quite like –

I was particularly pleased with a set of verses that he wrote at the Examination, as he begins to have a poetical expression for his ideas–

We hope that he has been exempt from cold this very severe weather as we have had a sharp frost, during all the holidays –

I hope that all my party will have returned by the 24th as I wish them to be punctual.

Mrs Williams unites in Compts to Mrs Talbot and I beg to remain Yours very truly
James A. Williams

[itemised list on a separate page:]

Charles H. Talbot

Xmas A/c. 1853 –

Board & Tuition 68̀̀5̀̀0

Book A/c 14̀̀6

Tailor’s Bills 1̀̀8̀̀0

– mending 10̀̀3

Shoemaker do 2̀̀9

Fare to London <&?> Fly 9̀̀0


Bankers. Price, [Ma?ath] & Co London.

Latin Dicty – 9̀̀0

Gram. Francaise – 1̀̀6

[illegible deletion] Copy Book &c 4̀̀


H. Fox Talbot Esqr
Greta Bank

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