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Document number: 2862
Date: 31 Mar 1834
Postmark: 31 Mar 1834
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MURRAY Amelina Matilda
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA34(MW)-047
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Dear Henry –

I enclose you a printed paper which has got Sir C. L.’s <1> name inserted in the Committee but the paper itself has been some time printed & therefore the numbers of the children who have been sent is not correct – The Society have now had above 400 through its hands, 30 of them girls, 12 more of the latter are to sail for Cape Town under the care of a good Matron in ten days – Princess Victoria <2> is the Patroness of our girls asylum, singularly enough to be established in the very house & grounds at Chiswick where we were all educated if you want either girls or boys emigrated under good care, provided with clothes & sent to a preparatory school <3> first only pay their journey to Town & give us £12 · 10s each & we will take charge of any girls or boys from 10 to 14 –

With kind remembrances to Mrs Talbot

Yrs truly

A. M. Murray

Green Street

March 31st

Henry Fox Talbot Esqr M.P.
Laycock Abbey


1. Sir Charles Lemon (1784–1868), politician & scientist; WHFT’s uncle.

2. Victoria (1819–1901), Queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901), Empress of India (1876–1901).

3. School that prepared them for a working life in the Colonies.

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