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Document number: 8535
Date: 25 Mar 1862
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PLAYFAIR Hugh Lyon
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

14 Abercrombe Place


25th-. March

Dear Sir,

As special commissioner for the Department of Juries in the Inter-national Exhibition of 1862, I am at present engaged in framing the list of Jurors for the separate classes.

Finding that you are recommended by a considerable number of Exhibitors to be a Juror in Class 14 (Photography & Photographic <A---tion>) I request your permission to be allowed to place you on the Jury of that Class. The work, which is honorary, will occupy about a month – in May & June, and from the number of persons who have already accepted the office, it is cer-tain that the list of British Jurors will consist of the most distinguished men in Industry & Science, will worthy of cooperating with the many Eminent persons sent by Foreign Nations.

A reply at your Earliest convenience will much oblige me

I am,

Dear Sir

Yrs Sincerely

Lyon Playfair

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq:

F.R.S. F.L.S. & &

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