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Document number: 7407
Date: 20 May 1857
Dating: 1857?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Mary Thereza
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 2nd May 2012

11 Princes buildings
May 20

My dear Henry

I like you to know that if you are at Lacock now it is worth while to come over to Clifton to see your old friends & Cousins! I am here now and so is Emma with Mr Llewelyn <1> & their 4 Daughters, besides Isabella <2> & her two now in addition to these inducements, I must tell you that there are reminiscences of Penrice that will delight your heart in the shape of lovely Photographs, & brilliant flowers from Penllergare to delight your eyes! Jane <3> is at Torquay but intends coming here for a day in her way back into Glamorganshire. they are uncertain in their movements as the weather is of consequence to Lucy <4>.

I had a bad cold & cough when I came from Margam & am not very bright now but I hope you will understand that I write this history to make you feel that your appearance here would give great pleasure to your affate Cousins Old & young.

With our kind love to all cousins at Lacock believe me your very affate
Coz Mary

Chisr <5> & his Girls are now in London Theodore at Oxford

Notes:

1. Emma Thomasina Llewelyn, ne Talbot (18061881), photographer; WHFTs Welsh cousin and John Dillwyn Llewelyn (18101882), Welsh photographer, JP & High Sheriff.

2. Isabella Catherine Franklen, ne Talbot (18041874).

3. Jane Harriot Nicholl, ne Talbot (17961874).

4. Lucy Mary Nicholl (1824-1876), of Merthyr Mawr.

5. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (18031890), immensely wealthy landowner, mathematician & politician; WHFTs Welsh cousin.

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