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Document number: 5602
Date: Wed 11 Mar 1846
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HOBART Mrs
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 29th April 2012

Mrs Hobart presents her Compliments to Mr Talbot, and from having derived by bequest, among other tableaux, a military portrait of extraordinary merit, deemed at least likely, from corresponding surname – originally marked at back, (such not being a general one –) either to represent, or otherwise to have belonged to, a family connexion of his, – but, to be satisfactory, and of prospective value to her intrinsically, needing confirmation; trusts, under the circumstances, not to seem digressing etiquette [unvenially?] herein in requesting the obliging courtesy of a call on first convenient Afternoon from 3, to, 6, o’Clock, for inspecting and, as she could hope, resolving its identity: – a favor, in ratio of her great and sensible disadvantage towards him as a Stranger, she would not fail to appreciate –

[on verso, across top left corner:]
14, Victoria Sqre
Buckingham Palace,
Wedy March 11th at home