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Document number: 235
Date: 13 Jan
Dating: 1839 or before because of name change
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ESTCOURT Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheron Bucknall
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 26th November 2012

Bear Inn Devizes
Jany 13.

Dear Talbot/

I am very sorry that it is out of my Power to accept your friendly Invitation to Lacock. For I should have been extremely pleased to see your Cousin, as well as to have passed a few days with you: but I cannot leave this Place during the present week, as we are engaged in Court at our Q. sessions every morning; and I have engagements to dinner on Friday & Saturday; and on Monday we have a Ball here at which I am a Steward, & so cannot avoid attending: and on Tuesday I start for Devonshire, from whence I shall probably not return, before I migrate to London.

I beg my best Compts to Lady Elizabeth & your sisters, <1> and am

dear Talbot, Yours very truly
T H SSB Estcourt

Your Servant has found me here: which must be my Excuse for bad pen & Paper.

Notes:

1. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, ne Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (17731846), WHFTs mother and her daughters Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, ne Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (18081881); WHFTs half-sister and Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, ne Feilding (18101851), WHFTs half-sister.

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