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Document number: 4863
Date: 31 Dec 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EDEN George
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 26th July 2010

Kensington Gore <1>
Decr 31st

My dear Talbot

I learnt from you, when I was in India, that Capt Feilding <2> had bequeathed to me as a memorial of our long friendship, the inkstand which used to stand upon his table<3> – I need not say to you that I was warmly affected by this proof of his recollection, and I am anxious that this inkstand should find a place in my library. I would ask you therefore to give directions that it be conveyed to me –

I was unfortunate in not seeing you when I was at Bowood, <4> and regretted your absence on the day on which I called at Lacock

most truly &c yrs


Henry Fox Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. The Aucklands lived in Upper Gore House, Kensington Gore, London.

2. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780– 2 September 1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.

3. The inkstand does not appear in Feilding's will, so there must have been a separate document of gift.

4. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.

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