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Document number: 04310
Date: 22 Jul 1841
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: NURSE William Mountford
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA41-48
Last updated: 25th January 2013

5 Langham Place
22nd July 41

Dear Sir

On my return to Town I am favored with your letter of the 18th inst <1> and in answer beg leave to say that one of the points which you discuss could not be wholly acquiesced in by the Institution <2> such as determining in writing the extent to which the process would be carried out as it would entirely depend on the encouragement which the public would give to it, I conceive that this should be determined by the Institution who wd of course have the same interest with yourself

I concur in your view as regards references & not selling beneath a fixed price also as to disallowing any agents except in the Institution from making money of the patent in any way Whereas you may feel assured that there is not a difference in opinion on the main point, I shd consider that your agent had better sketch out the draft of an agreement the details of which may be discussed & settled afterwards & there can be no doubt in my mind that the most effective & profitable result would be gained by liberal views on the details of any agreement on arrangement

I have the honor to be Dear Sir Yours most faithfully
William M Nurse

H F Talbot Esqr


1. Letter not located.

2. This was probably in reference to the Royal Polytechnic Institution on Regent Street, near Langham Place - see also Doc. No: 04255.