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Document number: 3534
Date: 07 Jul 1837
Harold White: 7 Jul 1837
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAISFORD Henrietta Horatia Maria, née Feilding
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 21st December 2010

My dear Henry

Papa <1> is going on well, tho’ not always equally so, as he has ups & downs but the doctors say we must expect that & not be disheartened. Yesterday he was very restless & complained a good deal, but to-day again he is much quieter – just now he had some mince chicken which is a great step – The leg is diminishing but very slowly. Mr Kenrick <2> was here to-day & saw him. He told us Laycock Abbey was looking beautiful yesterday & made us long to see all the flowers, but had not seem Ela & Rosamond <3> & so could not report how they looked – Give them & Constance <4> my love

Yr affte Sister


1. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.

2. Dr George Cranmer Kenrick, surgeon living at The Grove, Melksham.

3. Ela Theresa Talbot (1835–1893), WHFT’s 1st daughter and Rosamond Constance ‘Monie’ Talbot (1837–1906), artist & WHFT’s 2nd daughter.

4. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.

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