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Document number: 03794
Date: Wed 06 Feb 1839
Postmark: 6 Feb 1839
Recipient: ROGET Peter Mark
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: PRIVATE
Collection number: Keith de Lellis
Last updated: 10th April 2007

44 Queen Ann St

Wednesday afternoon

Dear Sir

As I shall not be offended with the decision of the Council <1> (of which by the way, I will be much obliged to you to inform me by the post, as I shall not be able to attend the meeting in the evening) I therefore shall not withdraw my paper, but leave it to the Council to decide –

With great regard

believe me to remain
Dear Sir
Yours very truly

H. Fox Talbot

P.S. May I beg the favour of your reading to the Council, the enclosed few lines?

Dr Roget
Secy Royal Society
39 Bernard St
Russell Square

Mr Talbot


1. 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 on 31st January 1839.