My dear Henry
I omitted yesterday to ask if you could possibly obtain for me the girth of the 4 Sisters<1> at any specified height from the ground, without too much trouble? Being close to Lacock perhaps it may be possible, & one measurement would be a great help. If too much trouble you must consider that I have not asked it – & if I do not hear in a week, I shall know that you are unable to procure it.
Louisa Charlotte Frampton
May 20th 1874
1. A singular oak tree at Innwood, between Lacock and Beanacre, with four stems that rose perpendicularly from the trunk, appearing to be four trees growing from the same root.
2. Edmund Ironside ( ca.981–1016), King of the English from 23 April to 30 November 1016; he was defeated at Ashingdon in Essex in 1016 and died probably of natural couses.