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Document number: 613
Date: 19 Sep 1814
Dating: date recorded on address panel, apparently contemporanously
Harold White: 19 Sep 1814
Postmark: 19 Sep 1814
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: COLE Mary Lucy, née Fox Strangways
Collection: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
Collection number: Lacock Abbey Deposit WRO 2664
Last updated: 14th December 2010

Sept 19 1814 <1>

My dear Henry

I hope you kept your intention of writing to your Mother <2> as I have had a very anxious letter from her, about you your Uncle was so kind as to write to me twice so I heard you were in pretty good spirits but my chief anxiety is about your appetite & hope you will exert some self denial in the first place by denying yourself trash of all sorts which your stomach is not now strong enough to dispose of & secondly by not indulging any indolence when you should be nourishing yourself. If really good strong Beer is to be had at Harrow <3> your Mama will furnish you willingly with money to buy it Jane <4> has found a Fern or two but I am sure they are nothing but what you had before I was going to write you a long letter but I have been interrupted by extraneous matter & must bid you goodbye, pray send me word what you paid for Kit <5> & how you travelled from Salisbury

your most affte Aunt
M: L: Talbot

Mr Henry Talbot
Revd Dr Butlers <6>
Harrow on the Hill
Middlesex
19 Sept. 1814


Notes:

1. Written in another hand.

2. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, ne Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (17731846), WHFTs mother.

3. Harrow School: WHFT attended from 18111815 and his son Charles from 1855-1859.

4. Jane Harriot Nicholl, ne Talbot (17961874).

5. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (18031890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician; WHFTs Welsh cousin.

6. Rev George Butler (17741853), Headmaster at Harrow.

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