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Document number: 4816
Date: 07 May 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STUART-WORTLEY John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: 1997-53-37
Last updated: 11th June 2010

Curzon St
May 7 1843

My dear Talbot,

I wish you wd be so good as to tell me whether there is any particular Photographer or Daguerreotypiste, <1> or whatever may be the proper name for such artists, whom you wd specially recommend for portraits? We are anxious to have as good a Copy as possible of a youngster of ours whom we are just sending to Lea; and it occurs to me that with your Great knowledge upon the subject you may possibly know something also of those who practice the art, & of their merits. The thing seems to be well executed at a shop at the corner of Parliament Street, & Bridge Street, (I forget the name) to an ordinary eye. If you can give me any advice in the matter I shd thank you very much.

Believe me, Yrs very truly
Jn Stewart Wortley

H. Fox Talbot Esqre


Notes:

1. Confusion between WHFT's and his rival Daguerre's processes still reigned. By later in the 1840s, photographers were generally considered to be those who worked on paper and Daguerreotypists a separate entity.

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