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Document number: 1298
Date: Wed 17 Aug 1825
Dating: per postmark & calendar
Postmark: 17 Aug 1825
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NICHOLL Jane Harriot, née Talbot
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA25(MW)-48
Last updated: 29th January 2012

Penrice <1>
Wednesday

My dear Henry,

Pray come & do not be so obstinate, come with Mr Nicholl <2> that I may see you here which I shall not do unless you come then; you may return to Clifton <3> by Steam from Swansea in a few Hours If I could but settle a few points about some dried & some fresh Plants with you how happy I should be! Tell Aunt Lily <4> I will write to her in a day or two Mama Sir C. Isabella & Emma <5> are gone to Carmarthen Sir C. is to lay the first stone of Sir Thos Pictons Monument <6> & they are to have very gay doings they will return on Saturday Kit <7> is at Cowes or Southampton & I heard you were there with him but I find I was mistaken The Galatea <8> was so much injured by the Storm she encountered in going round the Lands End that she will not be fit for the Mediterranean this year, which to say the truth I am not sorry for, as I think October too late to set out. Kindest love to all Do you know Mr Mller at Bristol he has a beautiful collection of Fosils [sic] he wrote the Crinoidea (I do not spell it right I am afraid). Take care to see Ratcliff Church & Bristol Cathedral & Kings Weston & Berkeley Castle.

Yours affly
Jane H. Nicholl

Henry Talbot Esqre
4 Mall Buildings
Clifton


Notes:

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

2. Dr John Nicholl (17971853), MP.

3. Clifton, Bristol, on the Avon Gorge.

4. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, ne Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (17731846), WHFTs mother.

5. Lady Mary Lucy Cole, ne Strangways, first m. Talbot (17761855), WHFTs aunt; Sir Christopher Cole (17701836), Captain, MP & naval officer; Isabella Catherine Franklen, ne Talbot (18041874); Emma Thomasina Llewelyn, ne Talbot (18061881), photographer, WHFTs Welsh cousin.

6. Sir Thomas Picton (17581815), lieutenant-general, distinguished in the Peninsular Wars. The monument was built by Daniel Mainwaring, sculpted by Edward Hodges Baily.

7. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (18031890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician; WHFTs Welsh cousin.

8. Christopher Talbots yacht.

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