My dear Sir
Do let me add to your collection of copied Papyri this, if you have it not already:– and I shall make use of the liberty you have kindly given me to forward to you from Egypt any originals I may meet with.–
If I can, as a poor idle wanderer over the shores of the Mediterranean, execute any commissions for you, pray command my best service. A letter will always reach me addressed to the care of
William Eynaud Esqre <1>
Pray present to the Lady Elizabeth Feilding <2> my respectful compliments and best thanks for delightful hospitalities – and with a tender of the same to Mrs Talbot <3>, and your sweet children, I beg you to believe me, my dear Sir
very faithfully yours
Geo. W. Bridges
Fox Talbot Esqre
&c. &c. &c.
1. Probably William Stephen Eynaud (1812–1871), merchant at Malta.
2. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.
3. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.