22 Sepbr 1839
My dear Mr. Talbot –
I propose paying another visit to your interesting,
& “august” abode, chiefly because I wish to show the Abbey, whose story I have told, to Mr Sergeant & his new bride Mrs Sergeant Merewether. <1> If you are at home we shall rejoice, if not I shall trust to the welcome Old Bowles has always found
& believe me, still giddy, but sincerely
W L Bowles
Best regards to Mrs Talbot. <2>C.[sic] F. Talbot Esq
1. Sergeant Henry Alworth Merewether (1782–1864) of Castlefield, Calne, Wiltshire; Sergeant at Law; and his 2nd wife, Cecelia Maria (b. 1811).
2. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.