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Document number: 9571
Date: 11 Sep 1865
Dating: on mourning paper - husband WTHFS died Jan 1865
Postmark: 12 Sep 1865
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: JOLLIFFE Sophia Penelope, née Sheffield
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 21414
Last updated: 17th February 2012

[on note-sized, deep mourning paper]

Dear Henry

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 Yrs Sincerely
Sophia Ilchester

31. O. B. St
Sept 11th /

[envelope - banded in mourning black]
Henry Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey


1. Lady Julia Brigidia Sheffield, née Newbould (1800-1875).

2. Normanby Park, Lincolnshire home of the Sheffield Baronets.

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