Dear Talbot –
I will by the Coach of tomorrow, send you a small bag of copper ore pounded small for the assayers, & two tin boxes of tin ore of different kinds.
Many thanks for your Photogenies. <1> The figure of (Guy Fox?) in your Hall is quite beautifully minute; & all the copies are great improvements on what I have seen before –
You have enlarged the field, & got rid of the indistinctness which used to prevail near the margin of the picture. I have been disappointed of all my migratory pleasures, & last of all have given up Mt Edgcumbe <2> –The only compensation I look forward to is Mary; <3> who comes here on Saturday.
My Love to Lily & Horatia. <4>
Yrs very sincerely C Lemon
Henry Fox Talbot Esqe.
31. Sackville St
1. Photogenic drawings.
2. Mt Edgecumbe, near Plymouth: seat of the Earl of Mt Edgcumbe.
3. Mary Thereza Talbot (1795–1861), WHFT’s cousin.
4. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother; Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810–1851), WHFT’s half-sister.
5. Carclew, Cornwall, 3 mi N of Penryn: seat of Sir Charles Lemon.