My dear Papa,
They say that the post for via Bâle leaves at one, and that letters must be put in an hour previously, so I have only time to tell you that we are thinking of leaving here
on Tomorrow, Friday, if all goes well, and hope to reach Lucerne Sunday evening – Therefore you must write no more letters here. I wonder at your having found no letters from Tilly <2> or anybody to forward to us from Lucerne, but I hope they will not arrive here after we are gone. Mamie <3> has been really ill, but is so much better now that I hope we may undertake the journey without risk. The weather since yesterday has suddenly become very dull & cold, before that it was beautiful. Mama <4> received your letter this morning –
Your affect. daughter
RosamondI hope either Charles <5> or you will get this note, as I direct to both.
2. Matilda Caroline Gilchrist-Clark, ‘Tilly’, née Talbot (1839–1927), WHFT’s 3rd daughter.
4. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.
5. Charles Henry Talbot (1842–1916), antiquary & WHFT’s only son.