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Document number: 00097
Date: Tue Oct 1839
Dating: date a guess - 1 or 8 Oct - Ld Mt Edgcumbe died 26 Sep 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FEILDING Elisabeth Theresa, née Fox Strangways
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 8th June 2010


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>

I suppose you have not seen Lord V. <4> since his Father’s <5> death. He is probably still at Richmond


1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer. [See Doc. No: 03929].

2. She was probably governess to Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister. [See Doc. No: 00703].

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).