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Document number: 2018
Date: Fri 09 Jul 1830
Dating: confirmed by publication of Legendary Tales
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: THACKERAY Mary Ann, née Shakespear
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Friday July 9th

My dear Henry

I was very sorry to miss seeing you yesterday & to perceive by your Card that you are soon going to leave town. I am extremely flattered & obliged by your sending me a copy of your “Legendary Tales” <1> which have afforded Mr Thackeray <2> & myself much pleasure in reading

Those in verse I admire particularly & I hope having broke the ice by appearing in print you will not suffer your pen to remain long idle.

Believe me always yrs most truly

M A: Thackeray

Henry Fox Talbot Esqr
31 Sackville St


1. WHFT, Legendary Tales, in Verse and Prose (London: James Ridgway, 1830).

2. Francis Thackeray (1793–1842), author.

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