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Document number: 9121
Date: 21 Aug 1866
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAISFORD Horace Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 7th February 2011

August. 21.1866

My dear Uncle,

Papa <1> desired me to write to you and ask if it would be convenient to you to have me for a little next Monday Aug. 27, As you were so kind as to invite me to Laycock when I saw you in London.

I must return to Offington <2> on Wednesday the 29th I am going with my Aunt Mrs Hobhouse <3> to Weston-super-mare, where my address will be

8 Manilla Crescent
Weston. S. M.

Will you give my love to my Aunt and Ela and Rosamond. <4>

I am Your Affte Nephew
Horace C. Gaisford


1. Capt Thomas Gaisford (1816–1898), JP, WHFT’s brother-in-law.

2. Offinton Hall, the seat of Capt Gaisford, near Worthing, Sussex. It was demolished in the 1960s.

3. Frances Hobhouse, née Gaisford (1817-1907), sister of Thomas Gaisford.

4. Ela Theresa Talbot (1835–1893), WHFT’s 1st daughter and Rosamond Constance ‘Monie’ Talbot (1837–1906), artist & WHFT’s 2nd daughter.

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