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Document number: 9844
Date: 27 Feb 1872
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Rosamond Constance
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: Acc 22735 [envelope only]
Last updated: 20th April 2012

4, The Circus,
27th February

My dear Papa,

We are very glad to hear that you have got the £6000 for the Edinburgh house but we hope you have not bound yourself in any way about letting the purchaser have the furniture at a valuation – It would be a dead loss, as there being nothing showy, and the drawing room furniture being extremely shabby I think they would not agree to give you any thing like the fair price for the rest – We have got a certain plan about it too long to detail in a letter; but even if that could not be carried out, I am afraid that, with the reserve of the best things which we should wish to make, they will care very little for the remainder –

We have just been out to see what was to be seen, which was very little. A few flags & stars for the illumination tonight. We walked half an hour in the park, expecting the militia and rifle-corps to parade with their bands, but they never came! It is very cold with an east wind, but at least it has not rained a drop. I hope they have not got a yellow fog in London. How glad all the authorities will be when it is well over! Goodwin, combining business with pleasure, has gone up to town this morning with an excursion train which conveys its passengers there & back for 8 shillings, and gives them 3 days to remain.

I am afraid Charles’s visit to Weston is to be as brief as the last for if I remember rightly, there was to be a school meeting on Saturday. The air must be wonderfully good to make one day’s sojourn at a time so salutary!

Goodbye, your affectionate daughter

H. F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey

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