My Dear Henry
Pray ask Nicole <1> to look in the closet next the window in the room that used to be the Nursery in Elbelle’s time, <2> and find the tondo a black leather round Cap box. I want it here, & he can either pack some of your things in it to come down or have it sent properly covered by some conveyance or other. Lawes’s Van that goes upon Springs is I suppose the best. I find upon inquiry that the real cover of the tondo is locked up & cannot be got at, therefore N. must cover it for travelling the best way he can –
Likewise to ask Briggs the Dyer, in Brewer Street, for his Bill, which I want to have. I believe N. knows him & where he lives.
Pray send the enclosed note to Rodwell <3> –
3. John Rodwell, bookseller, 46 New Bond Street, London.
4. Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe, Lord Valletort, 3rd Earl of Mt Edgcumbe (1797–1861), WHFT’s brother-in-law.
5. Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe (1764–1839).