My Dear Talbot
Your note <1> having gone round Via Cambridge & reached me thro’ Sundry Cross-posts will I am afraid delay my answer beyond the time of your departure northward. I should have liked a tour among lakes & mountains with you very much but I am now on a visit to my Mother for a month & as I have been away from home all the long vacation & the family are most of them assembled there are too many devices going on to be easily given up – I spent two months very pleasantly at Bowood <2> when cricket & Plato drove politics out of the field. The latter however prevail here & the & the union of a discussion as to the future representation for the
N Y North R <3> of Yorks in the mouth of an aspirant to that honour & his requisitionists drive me to a Conclusion
I admire Lacock particularly & hope hereafter to see you in Situ
Hovingham Hall <4>
Septr 3 1831
W. H. Fox Talbot Esqr
31 Sackville Street
1. Not located.
2. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.
3. Riding, one of the three ridings of York.
4. Hovingham, North Yorkshire, family estate of the Worsley family.