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Document number: 9871
Date: Fri 26 Apr 1872
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GILCHRIST-CLARK Matilda Caroline, née Talbot
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: Acc 22751 [envelope only]
Last updated: 20th April 2012

Speddoch
Friday
April 26th 1872

My dear Papa

The Hotel we used to go to in Edinburgh was the Caledonian in Castle St but the Proprietor is now dead, & it is under other management, so I do not know how it is getting on When John returns I will ask him what he considers the best Hotel if you really think of going to Edinburgh just now but I should think it would be rather an unfavourable time for seeing anyone, as everybody who possible [sic] can get away from Edinburgh will be away just now it is a sort of holiday time up till the 15th May. I also have been hoping to get John away early in May to get a little change from his work & had proposed going to London for a week & to pay a visit or two, if any offered. & the plan included going to see Lacock in its early summer beauty but John has not yet promised to go. I will get him to declare tomorrow when he returns what we can really do, & then I will write directly & tell you Of course if we are not off & you really come to Edinburgh, we should be extremely indignant if you did not come & stop with us as long as you could. but if we go south could you not put off your Edinburgh visit & return North with us when we come? My plan is to come round By by Malvern & see Jack & they then you would see him also & hear how he is getting on

Willie is charmed with his letter The original effusion he sent you hardly deserved an answer, but he was so set on writing to Grandpapa last Sunday that I did not interfere but I must make him write a tidy letter some day He forgot all his spelling he was in such a hurry!

[envelope:]
H. F. Talbot Esqr.
4 Circus
Bath

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