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Document number: 433
Date: 06 Nov
Dating: 1820 or later - see note 3
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: LEMON Charles
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 16th June 2014

My Dear Henry

I answer yr note to Melbury <1> because you desire it; but I have a notion that mine will find you at Moreton. <2>

We shall be delighted to have you, and if you can make your week a month you will please us all They talk of spending a day or two at Trelowarren (Sr R Vyvyan) <3> on Monday sennight <4> to see from thence the Lizard & Kinans cove<5> but possibly that engagement will not hold water for so long before hand but this would make no difference in yr time; for it will be a good opportunity for you to see those lions, if we go there & if we do not, we shall make much of you at home If you travel in the mail I recommend your taking the Plymouth mail, which will carry you from Dorchester to Plymouth in 10 or 12 hours and you may have a good nights rest there before the mail leaves Plymouth for this place; which is an affair of 9 hours

I am dear Henry yr affte
C. Lemon

Carclew. <6>
Penryn
Novr 6

let me know when you come & a man shall meet you at Perran wharf<7> to shew you the way

Notes:

1. Melbury, Dorset: one of the Fox Strangways family homes; WHFT was born there.

2. Moreton, Dorset: home of the Frampton family.

3. Trelowarren House and Estate on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, home of Sir Richard Rawlinson Vyvyan, 8th Bart (1800-1879), Tory MP, FRS. He gained his title on 27 January 1820 upon the death of his father, establishing the earliest year of this letter.

4. A period of seven days and nights; a week.

5. Kynance Cove just north of the Lizard Point. An area popular with Victorian visitors for its red and green serpentine rock and for its rock formations. Lion Rock is a noted promontory running into the sea.

6. Carclew, Cornwall, 3 mi N of Penryn: seat of Sir Charles Lemon.

7. Perran Wharf; its foundry was one of the largest in Cornwall.

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