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Document number: 4959
Date: 11 Mar 1844
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: DRY Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA44-17
Last updated: 20th July 2012

Adelaide Gallery
11 Mar 44.



I have called as promised on Mr Claudet but find him in such confusion being in the act of moving to new rooms that it is impossible to discuss the licence this morning but he will call on me at Chambers this evening.<1>

I write to prevent your having the trouble of coming to me this afternoon.

I am Sir your obedient Servant
Thomas Dry

W H F. Talbot Esqre


1. Antoine Françoise Jean Claudet (1797–1867), a French-born scientist, merchant & photographer operating in London. He would soon conclude an agreement with WHFT to add calotype portraits to his offerings. Claudet opened his daguerreotype studio at the Royal Adelaide Gallery in London, which offered various scientific and technological demonstrations. Partially because of the entrance fee to the Gallery, and partially because the exhibition in his waiting rooms had grown so rich, Claudet kept the same space but created a 'Private Entrance' at 18 King William Street, on the Strand, opening it shortly after this letter.

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