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Document number: 9039
Date: 17 Nov 1865
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BEDFORD Francis Octavius
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21643 (envelope)
Last updated: 6th May 2013

326. Camden Road. N.
Novr 17/65

Sir, Mr Henneman <1> having told me the other day that you would like to have some photographic picture of mine to reproduce by your process<2> I have sent by Book Post addressed to you, a few specimens, any one or two of which I should feel much pleasure in lending for the purpose if you will kindly let me know which will best answer your purpose I have for convenience sent them unmounted, but you will no doubt be able judge whether the quality of the negative is suited for your process

I am dear Sir, Yours truly,
Francis Bedford.

H. F. Talbot Esqre F.R.S.

[envelope, "FB" monogram on flap:]
H. Fox Talbot Esre F.R.S.
Laycock Abbey


1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813-1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT's valet, then assistant; photographer; opened calotype printing studio in Reading in 1843 and transferred to London in 1848.

2. WHFT's photoglyphic engraving process. He required a transparency for this.

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