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Document number: 16
Date: Fri
Dating: penny post;; before 20 Jun 1837 marriage
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: DIGBY Theresa Anna Maria, née Fox Strangways
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 23rd January 2011

My dear Henry,

Papa<1> desires me to write & tell you how happy he should be to see you here, but he has been laid up for this last fortnight, with a Rheumatic fever,<2> and he does not like fixing anything, for though he is getting better, I am afraid it will be some time, before he will be quite well again.

I am very glad to hear such a good account of all at Nice – Horatia <3> promised to write to me but she has never done so.

Believe me Your affecte cousin
Theresa F. Strangways

Melbury <4>

H. Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey


1. Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858).

2. See Doc. No: 03444.

3. Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding(1810- 9 Aug 1851), WHFT's half-sister.

4. Melbury, Dorset: one of the Fox Strangways family homes; WHFT was born there.

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