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Document number: 3030
Date: 29 Dec 1834
Postmark: 29 Dec 1834
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SPRING-RICE Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA34(MW)-139
Last updated: 16th April 2012

Trin. Coll. Cambridge
Decr 29

My Dear Talbot

I am quite provoked to have been left in the dark so completely in respect to your parliamentary prospects – But I think it may not yet be too late & I have written to Town on the subject at once – If I were you I should go up immediately – call on Lord Holland & Ld Musgrave or Duncannon <1> If he is returned from Derby where he was called by John Ponsonby’s <2> illness – If you take this hint call at Ellice’s <3> Cleveland Sq. where you will find Mulgrave P Thomson <4> or some other friend who may tell you what offices arise – but promptitude is everything My return is Sep & I think so is that of Pryse <5> also

I should be delighted to visit you & see how you play Abbot.

Yours obligd
T Spring Rice

Henry Fox Talbot E MP
Lacock Abbey
T Spring Rice


1. Henry Richard Vassal Fox, 3rd Lord Holland (1773–1840), MP; Sir Richard Musgrave (1790–1859), MP; John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), MP, who had been created 1st Baron Duncannon of Bessborough, County Kilkenny, on 19 July 1834.

2. The son of Duncannon, John George Brabazon Ponsonby (1809–1880).

3. Edward Ellice (1783-1863), 'Edward Ellice, the Elder', MP for Coventry, of 3, Cleveland Sq, London.

4. Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham 1799-1841), MP. Later the 1st Governor of the united Province of Canada.

5. Pryse Loveden Pryse (1774-1849), MP for Cardigan.

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