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Document number: 6170
Date: 30 Aug 1848
Postmark: Leeds 30 Aug 1848
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MCFARLANE A
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA48-41
Last updated: 27th November 2012

To H. F. Talbot Esqe

Sir,

After you had kindly noticed my communication, it would have been a pleasure to me if I had been able at once to have furnished you specimens, but I find that I have been premature in sending an [illegible], as the fixation is not as good as I could have wished. Since then, as far as my time and means have allowed, I have pursued the subject & intend doing so. Should I come to any more decided results, I will inform you. The distinctness is very great, but hardly equals the [illegible] of a Daguerrotype [sic] plate it is about as 8 to 10 Some of the Drawings, when no precipitate has taken place are fixed by long soaking in cold water, but I find that in most cases, a precipitate has been formed, & to get rid of it is difficult & almost impossible

I should at all times feel a diffidence in sending specimens to you, but should feel least hesitation if the process were complete.

I am Sir, Yours mot respfy
A. McFarlane.

Malham in Craven

P.S. I trust the hurry in which I had sent off the last will be excused

[address panel:]
McFarlane
H. F. Talbot Esqe
Lacock Abbey
Chippenham
Wilts.
p. paid.

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