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Document number: 04397
Date: 16 Jun 1837
Dating: marriage of Digby
Postmark: 16 Jun 1837
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FEILDING Elisabeth Theresa, née Fox Strangways
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 25th January 2012

[this is written on the same sheet as a note from Horatia - see Doc. No: 03519]

June 16th

My dear Henry

He is so much better that he wishes us to go to Lady Downshire’s <1> Ball to night, but I do not think we shall, because when One has been much agitated & alarmed one cannot tout d’un coup <2> raise one’s spirits to the ball pitch. Besides Horatia <3> has been so nervous & unhappy she should be sure not to look well.

You shall hear again tomorrow


June sixteen 1837 London C Lemon <4>
Henry Talbot Esqr
Laycock abbey


1. Maria Hill, née Windsor, Lady Downshire (1788–1845).

2. All at once.

3. Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810–1851), WHFT’s half-sister.

4. Sir Charles Lemon (1784–1868), politician & scientist; WHFT’s uncle.