My dear Talbot
My bankers here sent the enclosed paper wh needs the signature of my trustees, to enable them to credit me with £300 a year received as pin-money, together with arrears of the same now in the banker’s hands – Will you be so good as to sign it.
I hope that you will come to Iford<1> in the course of the month while the fine weather lasts, my mother<2> wd begs me to say that if Mrs Talbot <3> wd dine early & drive home in the cool, we shall be at home except on Wednesday next.
Iford July 11th
1. Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, the residence of his father, Dr Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), Dean of Christchurch and Curator of the Bodlein Library.
2. This was actually his stepmother, Jane Catherine Gaisford, née Jenkyns (1787-1863), who had married his father in 1832. His biological mother was his father's 1st wife, Helen Margaret, née Douglas (1791-1831).
3. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (30 Jan 1811 - 9 Sep 1880), m. WHFT 20 Dec 1832.