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Document number: 5215
Date: Mar 1836
Dating: see Doc no 03221 for death
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MUNDY William
Collection: British Library, London - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 27th September 2012

[on mourning paper]

My dear Talbot

I hope Marians <1>letter of yesterday to Constance <2> would be some comfort to her, as it gave her some particulars which she would naturally wish to know. With regard to your question about Ela <3> my Sisters <4> desire me to say that they would prefer your either sending or coming for her soon, as they do not quite like the responsibility of having her, especially as she is cutting her teeth. We also wish you both to be aware that if you intend leaving Town & like to pick her up either in your way to Lacock or elsewhere, you need not be afraid of coming here on our account indeed I almost think if she Constance cd come & see us & get it over would be best, but of her feelings on this point you must be the best judge. My Father <5> & Sisters have certainly no intention of leaving this place at present. We are very glad you persuaded Constance to drive out, it would be the best thing in the world for her. In regard to the funeral <6> my Fathers first impulse was for it to take place at Allestree, but on second thoughts considering the great distance & the disgusting scenes that often take place on such occasions from the drunkenness of the attendants &c he has [illegible deletion] determined for it to be here, & I believe it will take place on Thursday next. I am thankful to be able to give the most comfortable account of my sisters. Marian has I am happy to say sustained this dispensation with perhaps more composed resignation than the other two. Laura was a good deal knocked up the first Eveng but is pretty well today

Ever yours most truly
W. Mundy

We shall of course be anxious to hear again.

H. F. Talbot Esqre


Notes:

1. His sister-in-law, Marian Gilder, ne Mundy (1806 14 October 1860); m. 6 August 1844 William Troward Gilder (d. 1871), Army Surgeon (ret).

2. Constance Talbot, ne Mundy (18111880), WHFTs wife.

3. Ela Theresa Talbot (18351893), WHFTs 1st daughter.

4. Marian; Laura Mundy (18051842); Emily Mundy(18071839).

5. Francis Mundy (17711837), MP for Derby

6. His mother, Sarah Leaper Mundy, ne Newton, WHFTs mother in law, died on 10 March 1836.

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