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Document number: 768
Date: Tue 20 May 1817
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EDGCUMBE Caroline Augusta, née Feilding
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA17-026
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Tuesday 20th May 1817.

My dear Henry

In the last letter that Horatia <1> had from Elbelle <2> she said that Venus was particularly brillant <sic> this month & appeared in the form of a Crescent & might be seen in the middle of the day without glasses. We did not see Mercury on Saturday night because when it was time to go to bed the sky was still bright with the setting sun. Shall we see him again? I do not write to you in French because you have not answered so many of my letters; I do remember seeing Venus from the window in the garret.

I remain
dear Brother
your affectionate Sister

Caroline, Augusta, Feilding

London May twenty eight 1817
Hy Fox Talbot Esq
Stamford –


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

2. Elbelle, governess. [See Doc. No: 00703].

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