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Document number: 1336
Date: 24 Dec 1825
Dating: xmas eve
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MUNDY Harriot Georgiana, née Frampton
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA25(MW)-77
Last updated: 10th March 2012

My dear Henry

Mama <1> desires me to say that one Letter to my Aunt franked by Ld Lansdowne <2> has been forwarded to the Post Office Brighton.

I enclose a letter from William <3> which you may perhaps like to see tho’ it is merely botanical & not nearly as entertaining as usual. – You need not return it. –

Many thanks for your note which was exactly what I have been waiting know [to]<4> & I could not tell where to direct a letter of enquiry to you.

All the House is dressed up with Evergreens, all over the doors, & fireplaces, & the Singers are singing under the windows at this moment – I wish you were here to hear them.

Your Aff Cousin
Harriot Frampton

Moreton <5>
Christmas Eve –

Dorchester, Decr twenty five 1825 Ilchester <6>
H. Talbot Esqr
31. Sackville St


1. Lady Harriet Frampton, née Fox Strangways (d. 1844) .

2. Louisa Emma Petty Fitzmaurice, née Fox Strangways, Marchioness of Lansdowne (1785-1851), wife of Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne; Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, 1837-1838; WHFT's aunt.

3. William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, 4th Earl of Ilchester (1795–1865), botanist, art collector & diplomat.

4. Written off the edge of page.

5. Moreton, Dorset: home of the Frampton family.

6. Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858). He franked the letter on Xmas Day.

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