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Document number: 5467
Date: 01 Aug 1844
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: COX John Axtell Deacon
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 5th August 2012

Gt. Queen Street
Aug. 1st 1844.

Sir:

I regret to say that through unforeseen circumstances a review of your work did not appear in the Asiatic Journal this month, however I enclose you a note I received from Mr Thornton, <1> the Editor of that publication which will show you the opinion he entertains of its merits. It being the end of a volume of the critic, containing index &c I thought it better to reserve the notice until the next number which will appear on the 15th inst <2>

I think that I shall be enabled to procure you a notice in the Times through Mr Delaine, <3> the Editor perhaps therefore you will have the kindness to send me an order for a copy which I will not use unless I can make certain of a review <4>

I have the honour to be, Sir
Your most obedt Servt
Jno. A. Cox

[enclosed note: Thomas Thornton to J. A. Cox:]

Tuesday night.

My dear Sir,

I am very sorry that, in the hurry in which I have been for the last week, I have omitted to notice, as I promised & intended, the very beautiful book of Mr Fox Talbot. The mischief is irreparable till next month, when you may rely upon it that it shall be noticed as it deserves, and I will lose no opportunity of mentioning it that may occur.

Believe me to be, My dear Sir, faithfully yours,
Thos Thornton.


Notes:

1. Thomas Thornton (17861866), editor of The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany.

2. The very favourable review in The Critic, v. 2 no. 15, n.s. v.1, 15 August 1844.

3. A misspelling for John Thadeus Delane (18171879), editor of the Times.

4. The Times review appeared on 6 September 1844, no. 18708, p. 7.

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