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Document number: 2698
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Constance, née Mundy
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 2nd November 2010

Yesterday was very stormy & I am glad Ela <1> was not travelling – Today is bad enough but at any rate there is no wind and the rain is more like a Scotch mist than anything worse. – We are to go tomorrow – and the Mundys <2> think of their Scarborough trip for Saturday. –

Monie <3> sends her love. and I am

Your affectionate

My hands are so cold & crampy that I am afraid I have scarcely written legibly.
½ past 4

Your letter to Monie just recd – We have suddenly changed our destination to Dabton <4> instead of Edinburgh tomorrow – because Tilly <5> wishes it so much. – for a day or two.


1. Ela Theresa Talbot (1835–1893), WHFT’s 1st daughter.

2. William Mundy (1801-1877), politician, WHFT’s brother-in-law; and his wife, Harriot Georgiana Mundy, née Frampton (1806-1886), WHFT’s cousin & sister-in-law.

3. Rosamond Constance ‘Monie’ Talbot (1837–1906), artist & WHFT’s 2nd daughter.

4. Dabton, Dumfriesshire: home of WHFT’s daughter Matilda.

5. Matilda Caroline Gilchrist-Clark, ‘Tilly’, née Talbot (1839–1927), WHFT’s 3rd daughter.

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