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Document number: 2196
Date: Wed 25 May 1831
Postmark: 26 May 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SEYMER Harriet Ker, née Beckford
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 10th December 2010

My dear Mr Talbot

It is very kind of you to wish to know where Henry <1> is to be found. When he goes to Town he will do himself the pleasure of calling on you, but for the present he is here with us, & is shortly going to Oxford to keep his last term. He & his Father & Sister <2> had a prosperous passage & arrived here 10 days ago – Since that Mr Seymer has been obliged to run up to Town on business, but I hope he may be able to join us here tomorrow. Change of scene has been of service to our poor Harriet’s spirits, & we find her quite as well as we could expect. She & her children will I hope go back to Hanford <3> with us for great part of the summer. We had heard of Lady Theresa’s <4> having the measles & are very glad to find she has had them so favorably – I had little doubt of her being admired & still less doubt of her being liked, for she appears to be a most amiable & delightful girl – The I. of Wight is looking in high beauty & this immediate spot is delightful, one of the very prettiest I think in the neighbourhood.

Believe me Yours sincerely
Harriet Ker Se[yme]<5>

West Hill
Wednesday Morng

Henry F. Talbot Esqre
31 Sackville St


1. Her son, Henry Ker Seymer (1807–1864), JP & MP.

2. Henry Ker Seymer (1782–1834), and his daughter Harriet-Marcia Duffward, née Ker Seymer (d. 1864), daughter of Harriet Ker Seymer. [See Doc. No: 02187].

3. Dorset.

4. Possibly Lady Theresa Anna Maria Fox-Strangways, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Ilchester.

5. Text torn away under seal.

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