Ab<1> July 14.
My dear Henry
Most welcome will your company be to me when ever you can come and your surveillance of the Garden and your report of it to William <2> invaluable so pray hasten your Tour westward
H. F. Talbot Esqre
1. Abbotsbury, Dorsetshire.
2. William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, 4th Earl of Ilchester (1795–1865), botanist, art collector & diplomat.