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Document number: 3986
Date: Fri 06 Dec 1839
Postmark: 6 Dec 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Constance, née Mundy
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Queen Anne St <1>

Friday –

My dear Henry

I have received your enclosure, duly charged 4d – I have given all your orders to Nicole – <2> I am sorry he has not a lighter day to execute them but it is the very darkest we have yet had & we have been forced to use candles the whole of the day.– Nicole is writing to Reading for the horses as you said to meet us at Twyford. –& we shall leave Queen Anne Street at 20 minutes past 9. & Paddington at 10 –This will bring us home in good time for Ela’s <3> supper. –seven o’clock I imagine will be the latest. – If any kind friend should imagine that I shall be anxious for some dinner on arriving, pray assure them of the contrary – for I am never hungry for anything but tea after a journey. – I have got my saucepan & am delighted with it <missing text> <4>

You did put me r<missing text> in a fright by delaying so long to send the money, but I thought you could not utterly forget it. – Though my letter yesterday would seem to say the contrary. –

Your affte


H. F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. 44 Queen Ann Street: London home of the Mundy family and a frequent base for WHFT.

2. Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer.

3. Ela Theresa Talbot (1835–1893), WHFT’s 1st daughter.

4. Text torn away under seal.

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