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Document number: 4645
Date: 09 Nov 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ADAMSON John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA42-077
Last updated: 17th April 2010

St Andrews
Novr 9th 1842

Dear Sir –

I take the liberty of sending you a few calotypes <1> executed by myself and brother, <2> in testimony of the great pleasure we have derived from Your discovery – I hope they will not be devoid of interest from the objects which they picture, whatever may be their rank as specimens of the art –

and I am respectfully yours
John Adamson


1. See A. D. Morrison-Low, ‘Dr John Adamson and Robert Adamson: An Early Partnership in Scottish Photography’, The Photographic Collector, v. 2, 1983, pp. 198–214.

2. Robert Adamson (1821–1848), photographic pioneer, soon to be the partner of David Octavius Hill (1802–1870), Scottish painter & photographer.