Sat. Oct. 13th
Dear Mr Talbot
We are at home, & shall be happy to see you any day that may best suit you to come. You will find William & Harriot <2> with us, busily occupied house hunting, in which pursuit they are out for the day, – They speak with pleasure of their visit at Lacock, but with regret of having missed you both there & here, & will I am sure be delighted to hear you purpose to spare us a few days on your return from your tour.
The very fine weather is all past, but with us it is still warm & we yet live in hopes of a few more beautiful Autumnal days. –
Accept our united kind regards & believe me
Yours very truly
H. F. Talbot Esq
1. Markeaton Hall, Derbyshire, NW of Derby: home of the Mundy family.
2. William Mundy (1801-1877), politician, WHFT’s brother-in-law, and his wife Harriot Georgiana Mundy, née Frampton (1806-1886), WHFT’s cousin & sister-in-law.