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Document number: 650
Date: 22 Jun 1815
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: 7th March 2015

Melbury <1>
June 22d

My dear Henry

What Joy equals mine at this moment – I find Pterogonium Smithii – is it possible! Oh! Joy Oh! Glad! (as Friday says) I found it in Mr Morton Pitts Garden at Kingston in a Tree I thought it very odd, & unlike any Moss I had ever seen Pray give Trevelyan <2> the enclosed & tell him I wish I knew any thing that he would like in return for all the Mosses, he has sent me – Don’t think your Letters are lost I get them and am very much obliged to you for answering me so regularly but whilst I am in this whorl of Aunts & Uncles it is impossible to be regular in answering – Do send me H. Loreum – Was the Lichen the white one?

Your aff. Coz

[address panel:]
Sherborne, June Twenty three, 1815 Ilchester <3>
W. H.F. Talbot Esqr
Harrow on the Hill


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

2. Walter Calverley Trevelyan, 6th Baronet (1797–1879), naturalist & antiquary.

3. Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858).

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