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Document number: 50
Date: Sat Aug 1831
Dating: see Doc nos 02213 & 02219
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SEYMER Harriet Ker, née Beckford
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 16th August 2010

My dear Mr Talbot

Your letter found us just returned from Encombe where we have been spending part of the day There having been two arrivals to day we were at first afraid the house was quite full, but we have been able to secure you an apartment & shall be very happy to see you By your letter we conclude you will be here Monday & have secured your apartment for that day We like this place very much & find this Hotel extremely quiet & comfortable. I suppose you may have left Abbotsbury <1> before the arrival of the post & that you will take this up at Dorchester We should otherwise beg to be most kindly remembered to Lady Ilchester Ly Theresa <2> &c The [Keiths?] tell us Ly Ilchester had kindly intended inviting us to Abbotsbury About this time we should have liked to go there most exceedingly had we been at liberty

Believe me Sincerely Yours
Harriet Ker Seymer

Saturday Eveg

H. F Talbot Esqre
Abbotsbury Castle
Post Office


1. Abbotsbury, Dorset: home of William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways.

2. Possibly Juliana Maria Strangways, ne Digby (d. 1842) and Theresa Anna Maria Digby, ne Fox Strangways (18141874), WHFTs cousin.

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