[on note-sized, deep mourning paper]
Thank you for yr letter, & for the assistance you have given me in writing to Monsr Goucet.
when [sic] the Book is published I shall like to read it –
I think it so extremely kind of you to renew yr invitation, I had intended to propose myself next week, but I am obliged to alter my plans as my Mother <1>is not very well, & she wishes me to go to Normanby <2>– however after I return to London (wh I think will be about the 12th of Oct.) should you, & Mrs Talbot be able to receive me it will give me great pleasure to go to Lacock –
My love to Mrs Talbot, & yr Daughters – Believe me
31. O. B. St
Sept 11th /
[envelope - banded in mourning black]
Henry Talbot Esqr
1. Lady Julia Brigidia Sheffield, née Newbould (1800-1875).
2. Normanby Park, Lincolnshire home of the Sheffield Baronets.