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Document number: 2958
Date: 20 Jul 1834
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EDGCUMBE Ernest Augustus
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA34(MW)-107
Last updated: 1st September 2003


July 20th 1834

Dear Henry

I write to announce to you the birth of a daughter. <1> Though it has arrived sooner by many weeks than we expected it is declared to have gone the full term. Nothing could have possibly been more favorable than the whole proceeding and the mother <2> & daughter are both perfectly well

It took place at four this morning

Yours most sincerely


Henry Talbot Esqr
Sackville Street


1. Adelaide Edgcumbe was born on 20th July 1834, but did not survive.

2. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister.

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