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Letter from William Buckland to Thomas Phillips, dated 19 May 1831, regarding the proposed sitting.
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Oxford Thursday May 19 1831

My Dear Sir
Pray oblige me with one line by the post of tomorrow or Saturday to inform me if you wish me to bring (illegible) for my first (and subsequent) sittings my old friend the Hyena's Head.

I take for granted that I must bring my gown, & you will perhaps allow me for the first few minutes to bring & introduce to yourself & Mrs Phillips my wife who regrets equally with myself our absence from Oxford at the time when we had hoped to have been there to receive you - a time which we trust will soon again recur. We shall be staying with Chantrey during our short visit to London.

Believe me Yours Always Very Truly

William Buckland