Diminished copy of a Charter relating to Lacock Abbey, n.d.
Diminished copy of a Charter relating to Lacock Abbey.
Along the lower edge of the album page, written in ink, the image is captioned "diminised copy of a Charter at Laycock [sic] Abbey".
On the verso, written in pencil, is a paragraph of text reading, "Diary of Thomas Moore - Aug 18. 1841. Having arranged with Hume to take a short trip with him to Ireland started for Lacock Abbey this morning on my way to town – The day beautiful & I found grouped in full sunshine on the grass before the house Kit Talbot, Lady E Feilding, Lady Charlotte and M[rs] Talbot for the purpose of being photogrized[?] by Henry Talbot who was busily preparing his apparatus."
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MS. 21088 photogr. 4, item 24
Biographical / Historical
Lacock Abbey is a country house and former nunnery located in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire. It came into the ownership of successive generations of the Talbot family and was inherited by Henry Fox Talbot in the 19th century. Many aspects of the site feature in his photographs, including the cloister. His granddaughter, Matilda Theresa Talbot, inherited the Abbey in 1916 and donated the property to the National Trust in 1944.
Other Finding Aids
See also the Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, a detailed inventory of Talbot photographs located around the world. The Catalogue Raisonné is organised by Schaaf number. The Schaaf number for this item is Schaaf 376.
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Artifact type: Salted Paper Print; Process type: Calotype; Type: Print in album
Image dimensions: height 95mm x width 52mm
- Lacock Abbey | Wiltshire, England (Organisation)
- From the Collection: Gaisford | Henrietta Horatia Maria | 1810–1851 | née Feilding (Person)
- From the Collection: Talbot | William Henry Fox | 1800-1877 | MP, pioneer of photography (Person)