Sept 3 1837.
My Dear Henry/
Tho prepared for the account <2> communicated by your letter of yesterday we are all shocked & overset by it & most anxious to hear again of Lady Elizabeth & Horatia <3> – so pray write if you have leisure. What a succession of losses we have experienced.
Yours very Sincerely
Henry Talbot Esqr
31 Sackville Street
1. Moreton, Dorset: home of the Frampton family.
2. The death of Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.
3. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother, and Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810–1851), WHFT’s half-sister.
4. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister.