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.