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Document number: 3557
Date: Tue 22 Aug 1837
Dating: confirmed by impending death of Capt Feilding
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAISFORD Henrietta Horatia Maria, née Feilding
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 12th February 2012

Richmond
Tuesday
22nd Aug

My dear Henry

As I promised to write you good news if I had any to communicate I just send you a line to say Papa <1> had a much better night than for some time past & certainly seems better to-day, & complained less when his leg was touched than yesterday – Mr Cutler <2> has just been here – he says the swelling above the knee is just the same – but otherwise he thinks him a little improved. He consented to eat some dinner consisting of roast beef which is a great thing – Pray tell us where you are & what about –

Yr affte sister
Horatia

W. Henry Fox Talbot Esqre
Laycock Abbey
Chippenham


Notes:

1. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780– 2 September 1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.

2. Mr Cutler, Charles Feilding’s physician.

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