May 26th 1875
My dear Henry
My sister Harriot <1> writes me word that you have never seen or heard of my Father’s <2> little book on Planting that I had published a few years since and that you would like to have one– I have very few left but am glad to send you one and I know my father would be glad you should have one– I am afraid it has been the case of out of sight out of mind as it is so long since we met that I did not put you down at the time in my list of those of the Family who should have one – I am sorry we were prevented from going to Bath at the same time that Harriot was there and we should then have met– I hope still to leave in a few days for Bath but my movements are most uncertain owing to having my two grandsons to arrange for. Happily only one has the Scarlet Fever & he is I am thankful to say, now quite well but we have to keep him & [illegible] until his brother is sent off to school or somewhere– Mrs Frampton <3> joins me in kind remembrance to Mrs Talbot <4>
Believe me yours very truly
[envelope, imprinted on flap "Moreton House, Dorchester":]
Henry Fox Talbot Esqre
1. Harriot Georgiana Mundy, née Frampton (1806-1886), WHFT’s cousin & sister-in-law.
2. James Frampton (1769–1855), High Sheriff, Proverbs on planting; or, Maxims for Moreton. With a prefatory address to my successors, etc. (Dorchester: James Foster, ca.1870).
3. Charlotte Frampton, née Blencowe.
4. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.