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Document number: 2198
Date: 30 May 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZSIMMONS Cornelius
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Lacock Abbey

May 30th /31


Banks <1> says he has been cleaning off the windows and pointing the walls last week –

fine showery weather just now. every thing begins to look fresh and grow vigorously

the Seniciæ of Corfu, that you have sown in the green house is in bloom. a beautiful single yellow colour grows dwarf – I have turned one pot of it out into Miss Feilding’s <2> garden. <3> another I intend planting in the botanic garden

Your Obdt Huble Servt

C. Fitzsimmons

H F Talbot Esqr


1. Probably George Banks, snr (1786–1864), stonemason & coalseller, Lacock, or his sons.

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

3. It was still referred to as her garden after her marriage. [See Doc. No: 02595].

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