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Document number: 3900
Date: 03 Jul 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BUCKLAND William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA39-046
Last updated: 5th April 2010

Salopian Hotel<1>
3 July 1839

Dear Sir

Many Thanks for your packet of Drawings <2> which I will dispose of according to your Request I shall have much pleasure in distributing the Copies of your Publication on Genesis <3> in Oxford if you will direct your Bookseller to send them to me there as I leave Town at 3 this Afternoon

My interview with you yesterday had led to the important result of Capt Ross <4> taking out several Cameræ to make Photogenic drawings of scenery &c which he may visit. No one had suggested this till I came to the committee. I have taken the liberty to give the Naturalist of the Expedition an Introduction to you

& remain your much obliged & honbl srvt
Wm Buckland


1. Salopian Coach House, 41 Charing Cross, London.

2. That is, photogenic drawings.

3. WHFT, The Antiquity of the Book of Genesis, Illustrated by Some New Arguments (London: Longman, Orme, Green, Brown and Longman, 1839).

4. Sir James Clark Ross (1800–1862), polar explorer