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Document number: 00703
Date: Mon 24 Jun 1816
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAISFORD Henrietta Horatia Maria, née Feilding
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA16-24
Last updated: 1st August 2010

Sackville Street <1>

My dear Henry

Elbelle <2> has your fern <3> found and I enclose it for you. Pray what were Nutall’s two idea’s? How do you like Castleford? <4> Have you r any Hyacinths in your garden? Mama <5> let me read the last letter that you wrote to her and I liked it very much will you send me some Hieroglyphics.

I send you three kisses.

I am your affectionate Sister
H H Maria Feilding

Monday 24 June 1816

London June twenty four 1816 Auckland <6>
Henry Fox Talbot Esqr


1. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

2. Elbelle, governess. [See Doc. No: 00097].

3. Written in another hand.

4. Castleford, Yorkshire, 10 mi SE of Leeds, where WHFT went to school from 1815-1816.

5. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.

6. George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784–1849), Governor General of India.