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Document number: 10
Date: Fri
Dating: possibly Jan 1863? see 08645
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FITZMAURICE Henry Petty
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 5th January 2011

Dear Talbot

You are aware or perhaps may not have been aware, that I have been suffering for a long time from the severe consequences of a fall. I should otherwise have called particularly with the hope of seeing your daughter & her husband <1> but the odious weather (except for skaters) has hitherto prevented my venturing so far, even in a carriage in the mean time let me ask whether Mr & Mrs G. Clarke, & you & Mrs Talbot <2> will dine here on monday or tuesday at 7 & shall be glad to see any of you who will

Yours sincerely

Bowood <3>
Friday eveng


1. Matilda Caroline Gilchrist-Clark, ne Talbot (25 Feb 1839-1927), 'Tilly', WHFT's 3rd daughter; m. 16 June 1859, John Henry Gilchrist-Clark (18301881), Scottish JP; WHFTs son-in-law.

2. Constance Talbot, ne Mundy (18111880), WHFTs wife.

3. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.

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