My Dear Talbot
My Eldest brother William Worsley is down for the Atheneum <1> & very anxious to get in as one of the hundred – If you can give him any assistance I shall be very much obliged he is either proposed or seconded by Judge Parke <2> who is one of the Spl Committee – I rather expect to be in Town in a few days Thanks for the pamphlet which is clear & practical <3>
May 28 1830
W. H. Fox Talbot Esqr
1. Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London: WHFT’s club; a gentleman’s club composed primarily of artists and scientists.
2. Sir James Parke, later Baron Wensleydale (1782–1868).
3. WHFT, Thoughts on Moderate Reform in the House of Commons (London: James Ridgway, 1830). Two years later, WHFT was to be elected a member of the Reform Parliament.