My Dear Henry
We are very sorry hear from Mama <1> that Mrs Talbot <2> has been so ill and sincerely hope you will be able to give us a better account of her & that your anxiety is relieved by this time– as the baby was not mentioned I trust she is as well as you could wish – You must indeed have suffered very much from anxiety but I hope you will soon be rewarded by the complete recovery of your dear wife.
Pray write me a line as soon as you can as we are very desirous of hearing again – Your affectionate cousin
Your Hibiscus Manihot is come up in our stove–
H. Fox Talbot
31 Sackville st.
1. Lady Mary Lucy Cole, née Strangways, first m. Talbot (1776–1855), WHFT’s aunt.
2. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.