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Document number: 06566
Date: 04 Feb 1852
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WYATT Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 20530
Collection number historic: LA52-12
Last updated: 11th December 2010

38 Darlington Street
Greenhays
Manchester Feb: 4 1852

Sir/

In a November number of the Atheneum I have just read the description of your new process for taking pictures on albumen instead of paper, which promises a much more beautiful definition than by your first method, and which you will perhaps remember some years ago I purchased from you the right to use in Manchester.<1>

My object in troubling you with this is to request that, in consideration of my loss both in time and money and what to me has been a serious affair, you will permit me to use your new process for taking Portraits.

I am perfectly ready to admit that I have no claim upon you for this favour, and it is only on the above ground that I make the request

I am Sir Very obedtly Yours
Thomas Wyatt

H F Talbot Esqre

[envelope:]
H F Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey
nr Chippenham
Wilts

Notes:

1. See Doc. No: 05229.