My dear Henry
It strikes me that you must want a new ribbon to your glass – I therefore enclose one, which you can make Nicholl <1> put on for you – I send today’s Newspaper by today’s post. – Lady Elisabeth <2> has read it. Should you like the Literary Gazette <3> also? I enjoyed the party very much yesterday, & thought you did too: quite as much as could be expected. – At least you looked very amiable & cheerful –
I was so sorry that I had not more time to become acquainted with Mr Thompson after you introduced me, but hope he will come back with you to Lacock –
Mr Sotheron <4> has kindly promised to let me know after he comes home tomorrow, what prospect there is of an interesting day in the Courts on Tuesday.
1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer.
2. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.
3. The Literary Gazette and Journal of belles lettres, science and art.
4. Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheron Bucknall Estcourt (1801–1876), MP.