Bowood <1> Novr 20
My dear Henry /
I am very glad to hear that you are in Old England again & hope to profit by your stay – you must pay us a visit when you leave Melbury, <2> Lord L. <3> will be so vexed to find that you passed thro’ Paris without his knowing that to make up it should be a long one. I long to see my Rosary & Pope for which I am much obliged to you – will you send them to L Hse <4> & they will be forwarded to me
Very Affy Yrs
H. Talbot Esqre
31 Sackville Street
1. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.
2. Melbury, Dorset: one of the Fox Strangways family homes; WHFT was born there.
3. Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780–1863), MP, WHFT’s uncle.
4. Lansdowne House, London: home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, WHFT's uncle and cousins.