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Document number: 4953
Date: 29 Feb 1844
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: DRY Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA44-11
Last updated: 22nd June 2010

21 Lincolns Inn Fields
29 Feby 1844


I have received from Mr Claudet <1> a new dt of a licence from yourself to him to use the Calotype – and from what he says I think it possible that my copy of the former draught licence was handed to you – if so I request the favor of your returning it to me – I presume that it is intended that Mr Claudet shall have the liberty to use the inventions or improvements mentioned in the Specification of your second patent <2> and also any further improvements you may make.

I am sir Your obedient Servant
Thomas Dry.

W. H. F. Talbot Esqre


1. Antoine Françoise Jean Claudet (1797–1867), London; French-born scientist, merchant & photographer, resident in London.

2. WHFT took out a patent entitled ‘Photography’, U.K. number 9,753, 1 June 1843.

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