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Document number: 1610
Date: 04 Nov 1827
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: COLE Christopher
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection 2: PRIVATE
Collection 2 number: FT11417
Last updated: 6th October 2009

[The wrapper for this letter is in a private collection:]
Henry F. Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


Oakley Hall near Basingstoke

Novr 4th 1827.

Dear Henry.

We are now on our way home, & I shall be glad to avail myself of your kind invitation to Lacock, & to accompany the Ladies on Tuesday. - Our engagements will oblige us to quit you on the day following for Bath, soon after Breakfast; and we will therefore be with you on Tuesday, as early as possible, from hence.

We mean to be at home on Saturday, where Middy & Charry <1> are anxiously expecting us. -

Yours very truly

Chrishr Cole.

I fear the Squally Letter from Kit, <2> was left behind at Penrice. <3> - I had three Letters from him on Thursy the latest date the 29th Ulto of Septer -

[envelope in a private collection]
Henry F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. 'Middy', probably a pet name for Mary Thereza Talbot (1795-1861), WHFT's cousin, and Charlotte Louisa 'Charry' Traherne, née Talbot (1800-1880), WHFT's cousin.

2. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803-1890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician; WHFT's Welsh cousin.

3. Penrice Castle and Penrice House, Gower, Glamorgan, 10 mi SW of Swansea: home of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot.

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