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Document number: 3559
Date: Thu 24 Aug 1837
Dating: confirmed by Capt Feilding's impending death
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAISFORD Henrietta Horatia Maria, née Feilding
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 29th October 2010

Thursday Aug. 24th

My dear Henry –

after I wrote Tuesday night Papa <1> complained of pain in his ankle & it was discovered that a discharge had taken place there, where it seems Mr C. <2> had suspected for some days that matter was forming This may account for his having been so very restless & agitated for the last few days – It has certainly appeared to relieve him, tho’ in consequence he was extremely weak yesterday & Mr Bowling <3> was afraid he might faint & gave him a great dele deal of wine & brandy & nourishing things – He has had a good night & today they think him a little better – the tongue & pulse both improved – As to the swelling above the knee it is much in the same state – but he complains less when the leg is dressed which is a good sign – Mr Bowling still remains here – Caroline <4> went to town this morng with Ld V. <5> who goes Saturday to Leamington – & she will return here – Bimbo <6> comes today as Ld Mt E. <7> is going tomorrow to Mt Edgcumbe <8> – Addio caro <9>

yr affte

I hear from Louisa Frampton <10> they are tolerably well at Melbury <11> – Charlton <12> is at Trieste & Harriet <13> gone to Dieppe!

W. Henry Fox Talbot Esqre
Laycock Abbey


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

2. Mr Cutler, Charles Feilding’s physician.

3. Mr Bowling, physician.

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

5. Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe, Lord Valletort, 3rd Earl of Mt Edgcumbe (1797–1861), WHFT’s brother-in-law.

6. William Henry Edgcumbe, ‘Val’, 4th Earl Mt Edgcumbe (1832–1917), JP & Ld Steward of the Royal Household; WHFT’s nephew ‘Bimbo’.

7. Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe (1764–1839).

8. Mt Edgecumbe, near Plymouth: seat of the Earl of Mt Edgcumbe.

9. Goodbye dear.

10. Louisa Charlotte Frampton (1808-1885), author.

11. Melbury, Dorset: one of the Fox Strangways family homes; WHFT was born there.

12. William Charlton Frampton (b. 1811), rector of Moreton, brother of Harriot Georgiana Mundy, née Frampton (1806-1886), WHFT’s cousin & sister-in-law.

13. Harriot Georgiana Mundy, née Frampton (1806-1886), WHFT’s cousin & sister-in-law.

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