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Document number: 2588
Date: Thu 07 Feb 1833
Harold White: 7 Feb 1833
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAISFORD Henrietta Horatia Maria, née Feilding
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA33(MW)-20
Last updated: 13th March 2012

Laycock Abbey
Thursday 7th

My dear Henry

I am delighted to know you have actually taken the oaths & your seat – So now you are where I have so long wished to see you. Aunt Harriet <1> left us yesterday suddenly, to her great annoyance & ours, as she had intended staying some days longer, & perhaps meeting Caroline, & Mr F. <2> only arrived Monday in the middle of dinner. He received a letter Tuesday something about Henry’s <3> settlements, & was obliged to go home to arrange it. I cannot understand what the hurry is as Henry does not intend to be married till April.

We are just returned from a long ride to Compton Basset thro Bowood <4> – we have had a most delicious day.

Addio caro <5> give my love to Constance <6> & do not let her forget her promise of writing to me.

Your affte sister

I am concerned to hear you have put my poor double furze into a morass – may I not put it in some more congenial spot?


1. Lady Harriet Frampton, née Fox Strangways (d. 1844) .

2. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister and James Frampton (1769–1855), High Sheriff.

3. Henry Frampton (1804-1879).

4. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.

5. Goodbye dear.

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

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