Beatty March 14/60
I hve recd yr lr of yests date
Som tim ago I mad 2 engs fm yr [illegible deletion] vw of Cly but
yese they did not appr to me better than the one wch was made by yrsf & ﹤ I thought tm not worth sendg to y.
I shd not wsh the Pc Scy of I to publish any engravg of mine unless it were 1 of my best, as an infor pl wd create an unfavble impssn of the new art. And moreover I have the intn of publish vy soon a short Treatise on the subjt illustd with nums
Specns engravgs 每 For these reasns I must decline at prest to publish any plate in Jnl 每 I recd yr former let dated some wks ago mentg that y wish for a licse 每 But I thk that in this case a regr lilcse wd not be necessy as it wd cost you 5 or 6 gs at least (the expse alws fallg on the licensee) I believe it will be enough if you sign the enclosd Memdm 每 & if y will
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I have made it as simple the Memdum as short as I can could consistt wth the necessity there is but it was necessy to
define state plainly the reasons for wch I consent to yr exercisg makg use of the invn at Dublin
Memdum of Agreemt made this 14 day of March 1860
Whereas WHFT hath obtd H M letter patt dated
Novr 1857 Apr 58 for Impts in the art of Egvg And whereas Beatty of the city of Dublin engrave 每 is desirs of usg & practisg the sd art patt invn for scfic purposes but not for pecuny gain 每 The sd WHFT hereby consents to give licse to the sd Beatty to use the sd patt invn for one year from the date of hereof, & after the expn of the
[insertion:] return it here with yr signature I will send you a copy of it signed by myself. Otherwise it will be necessary to hav a regr licse drawn out by my London Solicr.
1st term of 1 year, further until due notice has bn servd upon the sd Beatty desing him to cease fm usg the same, without the paymt of any sum of mny as considn for the use of this patt but And the sd Beatty hereby agrees to accept the sd licnce & not to use the invn so as to derive any pecuny gain therefm without the consent in writing of the sd WHFT 1st hand & obtained
March 14, 1860
I have received your letter of yesterday's date. Some time ago I made two engravings from your view [illegible deletion] of Cly but
these they did not appear to me better than the one which was made by yourself and therefore I thought them not worth sending to you.
I should not wish the Photographic Society of Ireland to publish any engraving of mine unless it were one of my best, as an inferior plate would create an unfavourable impression of the new art. And moreover I have the intention of publishing very soon a short Treatise on the subject illustrated with numerous
Specimens Engravings 每 For these reasons I must decline at present to publish any plate in Journals 每 I received your former letter dated some weeks ago mentioning that you wish for a license 每 But I think that in this case a regular license not be necessary as it would cost you five or six guineas at least (the expense always falling on the licensee) I believe it will be enough if you sign the enclosed Memorandum 每 and if you will return it here with your signature I will send you a copy of it signed by myself. Otherwise it will be necessary to have a regular license drawn out by my London Solicitor.
I have made
it as simple the Memorandum as short as I can could consistent with the necessity there is but it was necessary to define state plainly the reasons for which I consent to your exercising making use of the invention at Dublin
Memorandum of Agreement made this fourteenth day of March 1860
Whereas William Henry Fox Talbot hath obtained Her Majesty's letter patent dated
November 1857 April 1858 for Improvements in the Art of Engraving, And whereas Beatty of the city of Dublin, engraver 每 is desirous of using and practising the said art patented invention for scientific purposes but not for pecuniary gain 每 The said William Henry Fox Talbot hereby consents to give license to the said Beatty to use the said patented invention for one year from the date of hereof, and after the expiration of the First term of one year, further until due notice has been served upon the said Beatty desiring him to cease from using the same, without the payment of any sum of money as consideration for the use of this patent but And the said Beatty hereby agrees to accept the said license and not to use the invention so as to derive any pecuniary gain there from without the consent in writing of the said William Henry Fox Talbot firsthand and obtained.