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Document number: 1827
Date: 21 May 1829
Postmark: 21 May 1829
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MUNDY Harriot Georgiana, née Frampton
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA29-61
Last updated: 30th September 2010

My dear Henry

Mama <1> is much obliged to you for assisting her about Nicholls Progresses, & she is going to give you a little more trouble & ask you to pay one more visit to Thorpe’s shop<2> – You said that the Reprint of Nicholls’, price £5 · 5 in boards was the same as the 10 guineas edition, excepting that it has no Latin, but Mama wants to know what part, & how much, of the original work is in Latin – & she will be much obliged to you to look at the Latin & write her word what it is about – If it is nothing but Gracious she shd not care about it, but if it is an Appendix, with lists of goods &c &c of course she would be sorry to have that part omitted – · When you make this pilgrimage to Thorpe I should be much obliged to you to get there for me the 4 following books, & to send them to Henry <3> in Bury St who will take care of them & forward them to me.

5210. Henault, Abrégé Chronologique de l’Histoire de France <4> – Paris 1775. 3 Vols. 8o – 4/6

3315. Istoria del Cardinal Alberonie– <5> Vellum 2/ Amsterdam 1720 – 8o

5272. Historia della Vita di Carlo 5. Duca di Lorena e di Bar – <6> portrait 4to Venet: 1699 – 4/

7204. Walpole’s <7> Catalogue of Royal and Noble Authors of England – 2 Vols – 8o – 1759 – – 5/–

I hope these will not give you a great deal of trouble, as I have a great fancy for them – Uncle William <8> says in his last letter that he has been on a botanising Tour through Calabria &c he seems to have been much pleased with Taranto & its neighbourhood as he met with many curious old houses & amusing people. It was dated from Lecce but of course he did not say whither he was returning to Naples or not. – I have a lovely Geranium of his in blow now, but [the?]<9> rest of my garden is not worth looking at as the cold winds have prevented all flowers from shewing their faces as yet. – Tell Caroline & Horatia <10> & we go in the Boat a great deal, & long for them to help to row – tho’ we are much improved.– Louisa <11> is not allowed to, of course –

Your aff Cousin
Harriet Frampton

Papa <12> will be much obliged to you to enquire for him, the price of Sales Koran <13> when you next visit a booksellers shop, as he feels it a disgrace to the Library to be without one any longer.

Moreton. <14>

Henry Fox Talbot Esqre
31 Sackville St


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

2. John Nichols, The Progresses and Processions of Queen Elizabeth I (London 1788-1823). Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), bookseller, London.

3. Henry Frampton (1804-1879).

4. Written by Charles-Jean-François Hénault (1685–1770), and Pierre Jean Boudot.

5. Written by Jean Rousset de Missey (1686–1762), and published in Amsterdam: Per Ipigeo Lucas, 1720.

6. Written by Giovanni Carlo Bonlini (1673–1731), and Isabella Piccini, and published in Venice: Presso li Conzatti e Pietro Batti, 1699.

7. Horace Walpole (1717–1797).

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

9. Text torn away under seal.

10. Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe, née Feilding, Lady Mt Edgcumbe (1808–1881); WHFT’s half-sister, and Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810–1851), WHFT’s half-sister.

11. Louisa Charlotte Frampton.

12. James Frampton (1769–1855), High Sheriff.

13. George Sale, The Koran (1734).

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

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