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Document number: 110
Date: Wed
Dating: 1839 or before - name change
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ESTCOURT Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheron Bucknall
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 9th March 2012

My dear Talbot

I cannot after so long an absence detach myself from the Party, which meets in this house tomorrow, or excuse myself from attending the first Ball at Devizes. I must therefore beg you to express to Lord & Lady Lansdowne, <1> if I am not so fortunate to see them this morning, my regret that I cannot have the Pleasure of accepting the Invitation, they are so good to send me, for their Ball.

I made a few sketches which serve to remind me of the spots I have visited, but will hardly convey any just idea to an eye that has not looked on the original; such as they are however, I will bring them.

Yours very truly
T. H. S. Bucknall Estcourt

New Park.
Wednesday.

Henry Fox [Talbot]<2> Esqr
Lacock Abbey


Notes:

1. Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (17801863), MP, WHFTs uncle; and his wife, Louisa Emma Petty Fitzmaurice, ne Fox Strangways, Marchioness of Lansdowne (1785-1851), Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, 1837-1838; WHFT's aunt.

2. Text obscured by seal.

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