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Document number: 3044
Date: 22 Jan 1835
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STRANGWAYS Juliana Maria, née Digby
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA35(MW)-5
Last updated: 3rd January 2011

Jany 22 1835

My dear Henry,

I am happy to report your Uncles <1> hypogressive amendment, and I hope soon we may have his company at dinner, but having been so much reduced as he has been we must have patience he took two or three turns in the Sun this morning, before the Drawing Room Windows, the first taste of fresh air he has had, for near a month and we hope a better night from it. – John <2> is still engaged Commission business in Ireland & thankful to have had the opportunity given of seeing Grant’s Causeway in his path of duty. William <3> is at Vienna accredited as British Minister in the absence of Sir F. Lambe <4> &c all that, is good it is not I believe expected that Sir F. L. will be removed his return to Vienna is uncertain, when it does occur, probably, Wm wd come home to ensure his chances of becoming himself a minister as opportunity offers, at the present moment, he cannot be better he writes cheerfully, but says they are all anxiety, for result of English Elections

I hope your Garden flourishes as mine does, it is in vain to ask you to come &c see it, this year but I shd like to shew it to you, & Constance <5> by & bye my kind regards & best wishes attend you both, & believe me ever

Your very Affete
Maria Ilchester

Dorchester Jy twenty Ilchester
H.F. Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. Probably Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester (1787–1858).

2. John George Charles Fox Strangways (1803–1859), MP.

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

4. Misspelling for Frederick James Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne Baron Beauvale (1782–1853), British diplomat.

5. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.

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