link to Talbot Project home page link to De Montfort University home page link to Glasgow University home page
Project Director: Professor Larry J Schaaf

Back to the letter search >

Result number 4 of 9:   < Back     Back to results list   Next >  

Document number: 3989
Date: 20 Dec 1839
Dating: 28th ?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TRAHERNE John Montgomerie
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA39-078
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Dunraven Castle <1>

Decr. 20th. 1839

Dear Talbot

I find from Calv. Jones <2> that you are expected at Margam. <3> We hope that you will not leave the County without paying us a visit. We shall return to Coedriglan <4> t’morrow & leave it on Tuesday – but shall be at home again on the 25th.

We have just received Hermes. No. 2. <5> & I think that some of your suggestions are very ingenious.–

The Bishop of Llandaff <6> is printing some letters of Lord Dudley’s <7> – in one from Nice in 1822 – he mentions yourself in flattering terms.

Yours truly

John M. Traherne

Henry Fox Talbot Esq


1. Dunraven Castle, Glamorganshire belonged to Thomas Wyndham.

2. Rev Calvert Richard Jones (1802–1877), Welsh painter & photographer.

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

4. Coedriglan, near Cardiff, Wales: home of the Rev John Montgomerie Traherne, husband of WHFT’s cousin Charlotte.

5. WHFT, Hermes: or Classical and Antiquarian Researches, No. 2. (London: Longman, Orme, Green, Brown & Longman, 1839).

6. Bishop Edward Copplestone. [See Doc. No: 04013].

7. John William Ward, 1st Earl Dudley (d. 1833).

Result number 4 of 9:   < Back     Back to results list   Next >