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Document number: 4430
Date: Mon 07 Feb 1842
Postmark: 7 Feb 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STRANGWAYS Juliana Maria, née Digby
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 23rd December 2010

Ab: Monday

My dear Henry

Pray accept the very cordial felicitations of the Ab: Chateau upon the arrival of your Son & heir & make us all happy by giving good report of Constance & her babe <1> & may she say as a young Mother in India wrote the other day to be sure tis very nice to have a little Son God bless all yr family and preserve them to you

I know not where your Mother <2> may be but pray give to her my hearty Congratulations on this auspicious event in your Abbey

Fanny S. <3> & Charlotte Neave desire to be affly remembered to Constance with every good wish for happy recovery

Ever dear Henry Yr Affec Granny
M. Ilchester

H F Talbot
Lacock Abbey
Chippenham
Wilts


Notes:

1. Constance Talbot, ne Mundy (18111880), WHFTs wife, and their only son, born on 2 February, Charles Henry Talbot (18421916), antiquary.

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

3. Fanny Strangways, daughter of the Rev the Hon Charles Strangways, brother of the 2nd Earl of Ilchester.

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