My dr Henry
As I did not think I should be out of Church time enough to write I told Louisa<1> to write for me – I do not mean that our going wd depend on Seymers,<2> as even if they could have come, you would probably have preferred having us separately, but some time a balk of this sort, in a party we had planned changes the whole scheme, & after all you being close to London – Let me therefore hear – It is very kind of you to want us – Mr F<3> will not stir from home & Charlotte<4> is at Carclew<5> – Harriot & Mr M.<6> wd come to March out of Derbyshire & I suppose they wd not leave here on arrival of the party, as it wd be only Louisa & I at any rate –
H. Fox Talbot Esqre
1. Louisa Charlotte Frampton (1808-1885), author.
2. Harriet Ker Seymer, née Beckford, and her husband, Henry Ker Seymer (1782-1834), Sheriff of Dorset. The Seymers of Hanford, Dorset were family friends of the Framptons.
3. Lt Col James Frampton (1769- 8 Feb1855), High Sheriff, of Moreton, Dorset.
4. Charlotte Louisa 'Charry' Traherne, née Talbot (1800–1880), WHFT’s cousin.
5. Carclew, Cornwall, 3 mi N of Penryn: seat of Sir Charles Lemon.
6. Harriot Georgiana Mundy, née Frampton (1806-1886); WHFT's cousin & sister-in-law; and her husband,William Mundy (1801-1877), politician, WHFT's brother-in-law.