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Document number: 4424
Date: 14 Jan 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BEARD Richard
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA(B)42-3
Last updated: 4th September 2012

1 Endsleigh St
Tavistock Square
Jany 14 1842


I had the honour to receive your letter <1> of the 30th Ultimo [sic] and have since succeeded in obtaining an interview with Mr Carpael <2> [sic] whose proposals in reference to your Calotype Patent I am desirous of entertaining as soon as so as he shall be prepared to place them in a tangible form;<3> and upon its presenting a fair prospect of remuneration I beg to assure you that no effort should be wanting on my part to bring it into successful opperation [sic]

I am Sir Your Obdt Servt
Richd Beard

[address panel:]
H F Talbot Esqr &c &c &c
Lacock Abbey


1. Letter not located.

2. Misspelling for William Carpmael (1804–1867), patent agent & engineer, London.

3. WHFT's patent for the Calotype entitled ‘Photographic Pictures’, No. 8,842, 8 February 1841. Carpmael went so far as to write out a complete contract, making Beard the agent for WHFT for 14 years for England, Wales and Berwick upon Tweed - the dates are not filled in save for the year 1842 and the Indenture was obviously never signed. Fox Talbot Collection, the British Library, LA(B)42-1.

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