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Document number: 8412
Date: 03 Jun 1861
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HOGARTH Joseph
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA61-103
Last updated: 11th December 2009

June 3 1861


Mr Du Pasquier <1> has been fully informed of all that has taken place between you & myself and I cannot suppose he would act contrary to the spirit of those “Conditions”

I do not know wherein the departure consists contained in the second clause of your letter <2> that “ Mr Pretch <3> should confine himself to that modification which he considers peculiarly his own viz the Electrotype process” – I believe that the whole thing is so much in its infancy that for practical purposes very necessary changes will have to be made I now trust you are coming to London because an hour personally will do more than years of correspondance therefore I shall wait an intimation of your arrival

I remain Sir Your obedt Servt
J Hogarth

The Honble Fox Talbot

PS upon reconsidering the subject the best way of bringing this affair to a close will be for you to meet Mr Pretch and myself at Mr Du Pasquier’s with your solicitor <4>

J. H.


1. Apparently the legal adviser to the proposed photographic-engraving company [see Doc. No: 08329].

2. Letter not located, but see WHFT’s draft agreement for the granting of a patent-licence in Doc. No: 08371.

3. Paul Pretsch (1808–1873), Austrian photographer & inventor; founder of the Photogalvanographic Company. See also his letter of the same date, Doc. No: 08413.

4. John Henry Bolton (1795–1873), solicitor, London.

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