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Document number: 2255
Date: 21 Nov 1831
Postmark: Nov 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SEYMER Harriet Ker, née Beckford
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 8th March 2012

Hanford <1>
Novr 21st

My dear Mr Talbot

Miss Feildings <2> approaching marriage must I am sure prevent you & Lady Elizabeth <3> from receiving us about the middle of next month – We must therefore look forward to the pleasure of visiting you at some future time. Pray offer to Lady Elizabeth & to all your family our warmest congratulations, & accept the same [illegible deletion] & will you say every thing most kind from my girls & myself to your amiable Sister? We sincerely wish her every possible happiness –

Henry <4> as you very well imagine is delighted with his success at All Souls, & I think will probably reside there a good deal, for some time to come at least He is in Loan for a few days to go thro’ the form of keeping a term at Lincolns Inn, & then comes here for 2 or 3 days to attend a Dinner given to the Officers of the Yeomanry, by Lord Ilchester <5> – This neighbourhood is quite quiet now & I hope will continue so – The Cholera now is the great subject of alarm, but we ourselves in residency are less frightened about it than most people – I am very sorry to find you continued suffering from the effects of the Influenza so long after we saw you – What a sad illness it is! for one called trifling – With the kind regards & good wishes of our little family circle believe me

Sincerely Yours
Harriet Ker Seymer.

Henry F. Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. Dorset.

2. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister. Married Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe, Lord Valletort, 3rd Earl of Mt Edgcumbe (1797–1861), WHFT’s brother-in-law, December 1831.

3. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.

4. Her son, Henry Ker Seymer (1807–1864), JP & MP.

5. Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858).

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