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Document number: 04274
Date: 16 Aug 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA42-060
Last updated: 1st September 2003

4 Old Square
Lincolns Inn

Aug. 16. 1842

Dr Sir

We have received a Letter from Dr Leeson <1> a Copy of which we send you on the other side and shall be glad to have your instructions –

We are
Your obed Servs

Poole & Co

WF. Talbot Esq


August 11th 1842


Dr Sirs/

In reply to your Letter this moment received I think that the mere disclaimer of any “intention to claim the agency of Galvanism” would amount to nothing and indeed no one engaged in improving the processes of electro–deposition of Metals would now think of making such claim.

If Mr Talbot will give an undertaking that his Patent has no reference whatever to “improvements in the method of depositing metals by electric or galvanic agency and that such agency is not to be employed in conducting is processes” then I should see no objection to withdrawing the opposition –

& remain
Yrs truly

<illegible> Leeson –

W. F. Talbot Esqr.
Sackville Street
Piccadilly –


1. See Doc. No: 04616.