44 Queen Ann St <1>
I suppose I may depend upon the Council’s coming to some decision upon my paper next Thursday, <2> and not postponing – Upon this understanding I have made arrangements for giving immediate circulation to the paper, <3> as soon as I shall know whether it is to be published as “taken from the Transactions”, or as a private publication of my own;
Yours very truly
H. Fox Talbot
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1. 44 Queen Ann Street: London home of the Mundy family and a frequent base for WHFT.
2. The council of the Royal Society objected to WHFT’s proposal to publish the whole of the paper ‘Some Account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing’, which was read before the Society 31 January 1839.
3. The Athenaeum (London), who wished to publish the full contents of WHFT’s paper.