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Document number: 550
Date: 17 Oct 1811
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NICHOLL Jane Harriot, née Talbot
Collection: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
Collection number: Lacock Abbey Deposit WRO 2664
Last updated: 20th April 2013

Penrice Castle <1>
October 17th 1811.

My dear Henry,

The Comet has only been visable 4 nights since the twenty ninth instant so you have not lost much, but those three four times were very bright indeed. Our drain has been of great use it carried off a great quantity of water this last wet fortnight.

Although you said you would not write to me any more I hope you will; I have got but one letter of yours in my great quantity of letters. –

Did you meet with any adventures in your road from Margam to Harrow? <2> pray send me a description of them when you write.

I send you a transparent view of the Comet just as I saw it on the 11th. of this month at 9 o’Clock. – Have you played at Chess since you were here? I have not so I shall go back (tho’ I did not know much).

We all send our affection and love to our seeming brother –

I am your very affectionate Cousin –
Jane Harriet Talbot

W. H. Fox Talbot Esqre
[verso:] Penrice October 17th 1811


1. Penrice Castle and Penrice House, Gower, Glamorgan, 10 mi SW of Swansea: home of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot.

2. Margam Park, Glamorgan: home of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot, and Harrow School: WHFT attended from 1811–1815 and his son Charles from 1855-1859.

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