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Document number: 05229
Date: 14 Apr 1845
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WYATT Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 20234
Last updated: 28th January 2015

Birmingham April 14. 1845


I am now desirous to take a licence to use your patent for photographic portraits, and will on hearing that you are at home, remit one hundred pounds.

I have not come to this conclusion from anything that I saw at M. Claudets, for there I was disappointed, but from the beautiful specimens in your pencil of nature. I do not presume to dictate terms to you but should like to have an exclusive licence for Manchester, for I expect a good many difficulties to contend with. <1>

Please address me at Mr Brooke Evans, Islington, in this place, where I expect to remain for the next two or three weeks.

I have the honor to be Sir,Very obediently yours
Thomas Wyatt

H Fox Talbot Esqre

[added in WHFT's hand:] Wyatt
H Fox Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey

31 Sackville St


1. In fact, this did not work out well for him, and he Wyatt later applied to WHFT for permission to extend this license to the new albumen process. See Doc. No: 06566.