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Document number: 191
Date: Sun
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: JOY Henry Hall
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 21st February 2012

Hartham Park
Sunday Morng.

My dear Talbot,

In my readiness to obey your summons for today, I forgot that I should thereby desert my new guest on the very commencement of his right: & I omitted in the evening, when this occurred to me, to mention the difficulty to you. If you are quite sure that you can find him a seat at your table without inconvenience, pray say if I may bring him with me. If there be any doubt on that lead, do not even name him to Lady Elizabeth; <1> as I can leave him at home without scruple. I think the Prince may be probably known to [illegible deletion] her from meeting him at Lansdown House. <2> We should not want beds, as I am obliged to return to an early engagement [illegible deletion] for tomorrow; which will not admit of my sleeping out to night.

Begging you to excuse the liberty I am thus led to take

I am Very truly Yours
H. H. Joy


1. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773-1846), WHFT's mother.

2. Lansdowne House, London: home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, WHFT's uncle and cousins.

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