HL Becker to his wife

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Written from Altham. Tells of the prodigious growth in the garden after the rain. 'I am somewhat but not much surprised to find they have not written from Foxdenton since Lydia Ann's return (Lydia Ann sister of HLB (1817-1895) in reply to Lydia's note, but perhaps as they know you are from home they are awaiting your return. (Ernst Hannibal Becker went to live at Foxdenton Hall about 1800, and set up vitriol works just below, later removed some distance away. John Leigh Becker the second son of EHB took over Foxdenton at his father's death, 1852 and was there until 1882 because the owner of the hall Charles James Radclyffe and his tenant disagreed about some matter.