My dear Henry
We are anxious to know how poor dear Constance bears the dreadfull shock <1> so entirely unexpected & what no preparation could have made otherwise than most afflicting - I hope you found your Baby <2> flourishing
Yrs very Affte
1. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife. She had recently lost her mother Sarah Leaper Mundy, née Newton, who had died on 10 March.
2. Ela Theresa Talbot (1835–1893), WHFT’s 1st daughter.
4. Probably Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858).