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Document number: 493
Date: 08 Jun 1808
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Ellinore Sybilla
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 27540
Last updated: 27th October 2013

Penrice <1>
June 8

My dear Henry

I hope you like school. Mama <2> is going to send Uncle William <3> some fossils for his Collection [sic]. Mama has given me a beautiful piece of Spar, and she has given Jane Charry and Mary <4> some fossils, we are going to make a Colection [sic] we have got some shells will you write to me soon, when you can. I am your aff. Cousin Ronille Talbot

[address panel:]
W H F. Talbot

[on verso:]
From poor Elinor Penrice June 1808 <5>


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

2. Lady Mary Lucy Cole, ne Strangways, first m. Talbot (17761855), WHFTs aunt.

3. William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, 4th Earl of Ilchester (17951865), botanist, art collector & diplomat.

4. Jane Harriot Nicholl, ne Talbot (17961874); Charlotte Louisa 'Charry' Traherne, ne Talbot (18001880), WHFTs cousin; Mary Thereza Talbot (17951861), WHFTs cousin.

5. Written in another hand, referring to the early death of the author in 1810.