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Letter from the naturalist Charles Waterton in reply to an unknown acquaintance requesting a visit.

Inscription

Walton Hall
Dec 6th 1848
My dear Sir
Pray do come. - We shall be most happy to see you. - The rail brings you to Wakefield where you will get a four shilling fly at Parker's Railway Hotel. It is only about three minute walk from the Station House. You will come in nicely for our six o clock tea. We invariably dine at one. -
You need not bring a walking stick with you. Your old one, which you said you had bought in Huddersfield, the last time you favored us with your company, was hung on a nail in my room, the day you left; - and there it has been ever since: - awaiting your return. - The Ladies send their kind remembrance. There is no station nearer to us than that of Wakefield, saving the Oakenshaw Station, which suits passengers coming to us , from the north and south. - But, those from the west, must absolutely stop at Wakefield. Time and money would be lost in going to Oakenshaw.
Believe me, my dear Sir
Ever sincerely yours
Charles Waterton

Notes

Alan Cole
Charles Waterton (1782-1865) was an English naturalist and explorer.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Waterton

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English

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Place of Creation

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Europe

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Letter

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Letter

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paper

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w: 194, h: 209, d: -