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Document number: 2859
Date: 20 May 1874
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FRAMPTON Louisa Charlotte
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 3rd January 2011

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.

Yrs affly
Louisa Charlotte Frampton

In my List of Royal dates St Edmund <2> (St omitted) is said after having been conquered in Essex to have been murdered at Oxford. This must be wrong, but I have almost forgotten my Saxon History.

Lulworth Villa
Babbicombe
Torquay

May 20th 1874


Notes:

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.9811016), 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.

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