Sackville Street <1>
My dear Henry
Elbelle <2> has your fern <3> found and I enclose it for you. Pray what were Nutall’s two idea’s? How do you like Castleford? <4> Have you
r any Hyacinths in your garden? Mama <5> let me read the last letter that you wrote to her and I liked it very much will you send me some Hieroglyphics.
I send you three kisses.
I am your affectionate Sister
H H Maria Feilding
Monday 24 June 1816
London June twenty four 1816 Auckland <6>
Henry Fox Talbot Esqr
1. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.
3. Written in another hand.
4. Castleford, Yorkshire, 10 mi SE of Leeds, where WHFT went to school from 1815-1816.
5. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.
6. George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784–1849), Governor General of India.