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Document number: 4816
Date: 07 May 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
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


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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