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Document number: 5922
Date: 13 Apr 1847
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WEST Benjamin
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA47-039
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Blackburn April 13th 1847.


In your last Letter to me in answer to mine containing the particulars of my dealings with Mr Cowderoy you stated that, you would send me down in a day or two, a few specimens of the "Talbotype" Pictures to show to my Freinds <sic>, as I felt a little flattered and much pleased by that Promise, I hope you will not consider me too bold in reminding of it, I should esteem them beyond their money value.

Concerning the License which I referred to, I thought and still think that a few Pictures taken in this Locality would be more interesting to some parties than any Pictures of distant Places, with respect to the sale of your Pictures, in a short time I mean to send for a number and to set myself about Pushing their sale, I return you my thanks, for the offer you have made me that Mr Henneman should give me further Instructions gratuitously. – If I need them I may at my earliest opportunity avail myself of your Kindness,

Yours respectfully

Benjamin West

H. F. Talbot Esqre

P.S. when I can obtain really good "Negatives" I will send a few, of the Public or remarkable Places in this Locality.