My dear Mr Talbot
Miss Feildings <2> approaching marriage must I am sure prevent you & Lady Elizabeth <3> from receiving us about the middle of next month – We must therefore look forward to the pleasure of visiting you at some future time. Pray offer to Lady Elizabeth & to all your family our warmest congratulations, & accept the same [illegible deletion] & will you say every thing most kind from my girls & myself to your amiable Sister? We sincerely wish her every possible happiness –
Henry <4> as you very well imagine is delighted with his success at All Souls, & I think will probably reside there a good deal, for some time to come at least He is in Loan for a few days to go thro’ the form of keeping a term at Lincolns Inn, & then comes here for 2 or 3 days to attend a Dinner given to the Officers of the Yeomanry, by Lord Ilchester <5> – This neighbourhood is quite quiet now & I hope will continue so – The Cholera now is the great subject of alarm, but we ourselves in residency are less frightened about it than most people – I am very sorry to find you continued suffering from the effects of the Influenza so long after we saw you – What a sad illness it is! for one called trifling – With the kind regards & good wishes of our little family circle believe me
Harriet Ker Seymer.
Henry F. Talbot Esqre
2. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister. Married Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe, Lord Valletort, 3rd Earl of Mt Edgcumbe (1797–1861), WHFT’s brother-in-law, December 1831.
3. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.
4. Her son, Henry Ker Seymer (1807–1864), JP & MP.
5. Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858).