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Document number: 1644
Date: 03 Jan 1828
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BARING Francis
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA28-8
Last updated: 14th December 2010

Brooker’s –
3d Jany 1828 –

Dear Talbot

Your note <1> followed me from yr Grange to Gorman Court, & from Gorman Ct to London so that there have been a great many delays to its delivery – I have written to desire that Miss Aiken may be taken care of for you, & I will answer for your finding her in Sackville St <2> in good order –

I am beginning to have my fears about yr destruction of yr Greek Scio Squadron. It is not confirmed in yr late account from Trieste, & I see by yr Papers that their piracies still continue. There is nothing new but Don Miguel <3> – With my best Compts to Lady Elizabeth & Capt Fielding. <4> believe me ever sincerely yrs

Frans Baring –


1. Note not located.

2. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

3. Probably Miguel who acted as Regent until his niece Maria II (1819–1853), House of Bragança came of age; she was only 9 years old. [See Doc. No: 01718].

4. Misspelling for Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother, and Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.