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Document number: 2259
Date: 30 Nov 1831
Postmark: 30 Nov 1831
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SEYMER Harriet Ker, née Beckford
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 30th April 2011

Hanford <1>
Novr 30th

My dear Mr Talbot

We are very glad to find that our visit to Lacock need not be deferred & shall have great pleasure in going to you on Monday the 12th. Henry <2> begs me, to thank you for your kindness in including him in your invitation & to express his regret that he cannot avail himself of it . He wished it so much that he has been trying every possible way of contriving it but finds it impracticable He has been already too much away from All Souls & must return there Saturday to stay till the 7 when a Dinner Sir E Baker <3> gives to his Troops of yeomanry brings him back to us He has left us this morng for London, where he has been is obliged to stay 2 or 3 days, having dined & slept Monday at Melbury with the rest of the Yeomanry He says it was a remarkably pleasant Dinner I think it most probable that Mr Berens <4> voted in compliance to the kind wish you expressed, & I am sure Henry has great reason to feel grateful for the kindness shown to him on this occasion by so many of his friends & acquaintances, Yourself among the number I am glad Lord & Lady Valletort <5> are to spend the Honey moon in Dorsetshire we shall drink their healths on the 6th

With our kind regards Believe me Sincerely Yrs
Harriet Ker Seymer.

Henry F Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey


1. Dorset.

2. Her son, Henry Ker Seymer (18071864), JP & MP.

3. See Doc. No: 01706.

4. Richard Berens, DCL (1782-1849), Fellow and Bursar of All Souls College, Oxford.

5. Ernest Augustus Edgcumbe, Lord Valletort, 3rd Earl of Mt Edgcumbe (17971861), WHFTs brother-in-law, and Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, ne Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (18081881); WHFTs half-sister. They married in December 1831.

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