July 20th 1834
I write to announce to you the birth of a daughter. <1> Though it has arrived sooner by many weeks than we expected it is declared to have gone the full term. Nothing could have possibly been more favorable than the whole proceeding and the mother <2> & daughter are both perfectly well
It took place at four this morning
Yours most sincerely
Henry Talbot Esqr
1. Adelaide Edgcumbe was born on 20th July 1834, but did not survive.
2. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister.