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Document number: 9902
Date: 04 Aug 1872
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Rosamond Constance
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: Acc 22771 [envelope only]
Last updated: 20th April 2012

Lacock Abbey,
August 4th

My dear Papa

Many thanks for your two letters – We were sorry you had so perplexing a journey, but, however you take it, Bournemouth seems to be not an easy place to reach. How do you mean to come back? I hope Mama will find the improvement in her health even more marked after her return, as very often happens; and if the sea water has done her feet good, we have plenty of sea-salt now to fall back upon.

“McBean” arrived most successfully on Saturday – every item correct; the only thing we have yet tried is the Orange Marmalade, which I think Ela will greatly approve.

The weather continues unsettled; storms every day, and the nights almost frosty. Mamie is not well today, having had a sort of bilious attack in the night, We summoned Mr Crisp, who said these cases were very prevalent just now – She has been in bed all day but seems more comfortable this evening – Charles is looking wonderfully well, I think; the sea-air certainly agrees with him.

I hope you have received the Times safely.

With love to Mama and Ela, I am your most affect daughter

H. F. Talbot Esq
East Cliff

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