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Document number: 658
Date: 09 Aug 1815
Postmark: 1815
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: EDGCUMBE Caroline Augusta, née Feilding
Collection: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
Collection number: Lacock Abbey Deposit WRO 2664
Last updated: 27th October 2013

London 9th August

My dear Henry

I hope you are well. we came from Barming last Tuesday. I hope Aunt Mary <1> and all my Cousins <2> are well. Is it not very pleasant at Penrice <3> this fine weather.

We are to begin to learn to dance tomorrow Miss Rae <4> is coming to teach us. Papa <5> has given Horatia <6> and me two pretty toys mine is a gig and horse and Horatias is a Donkey.

I send you my love and a kiss and so does Horatia

I am your affectionate Sister
C A Feilding

Mama <7> wishes you to write to her.

London Septr thirteen 1815
Heny Fox Talbot Esq
R Penrice
Swansea
Auckland


Notes:

1. Lady Mary Lucy Cole, ne Strangways, first m. Talbot (17761855), WHFTs aunt.

2. Mary Thereza Talbot (17951861), WHFTs cousin; Jane Harriot Nicholl, ne Talbot (17961874); Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (18031890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician and WHFTs Welsh cousin; Emma Thomasina Llewelyn, ne Talbot (18061881), photographer and WHFTs Welsh cousin; Isabella Catherine Franklen, ne Talbot (18041874).

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

4. Dance teacher. [See Doc. No: 00639].

5. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (17801837), Royal Navy; WHFTs step-father.

6. Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, ne Feilding (18101851), WHFTs half-sister.

7. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, ne Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (17731846), WHFTs mother.

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