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Document number: 357
Date: 15 Jul
Watermark: 1841
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT Mary Thereza
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 6th January 2011

Lanelay <1>

July 15th

My dear Henry

There is a fine Aloe <2> preparing to flower at Margam. <3> I have been there today and lose no time in sending you the intelligence that you may make up your mind to come & pay us a visit this autumn on purpose to see it, as you wont come to see us! I think it has grown five feet in the last month; there was no appearance of any such intention before that time the Gardener tells me, he fancies the hot weather has made it think of flowering.

I hope you are enjoying the Roses & Honeysuckles at Lacock now the rainy days make the alternate fine ones more prized and the flowers smell sweeter I think. Pray give my kind love to your dear wife & the Children

I am your affate coz

Mamma <4> is pretty well. we have been most agreeably surprised by an unexpected visit from Dr & Mrs Fowler <5> who have been prevailed on to extend their two days visit into a week and are so much charmed with all we have shewn them that it is quite pleasant to take them about


1. Alternative spelling for Llanely, or Lanely, Glamorganshire: home of Lady Mary Cole and Mary Thereza Talbot.

2. See Doc. No: 04408, Doc. No: 04570, Doc. No: 04131, and Doc. No: 00084.

3. Margam Park, Glamorgan: home of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot.

4. Lady Mary Lucy Cole, ne Strangways, first m. Talbot (17761855), WHFTs aunt.

5. Richard Fowler (17651863), physician, and his wife.

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