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Document number: 4245
Date: 24 Apr 1841
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: COLLEN Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA41-029
Last updated: 9th February 2010

April 24. 1841.
29 Somerset Street


On referring to Parkes’ Essays <1> I find that the employment of Gentlemen & the sons of the Nobility in the manufacture of Glass, was confined to France, but as the account is interesting from its bearing on the argument of highly educated [sic] employing themselves in the Arts of Manufacture, I have the pleasure to send you the work itself; you will find the account commencing at Page 351. –

I remain Sir Yours &c
Henry Collen


1. The most recent edition was posthumous: Samuel Parkes, Chemical essays, principally relating to the arts and manufactures of the British Dominions, 4th ed. (London: H.G. Bohn, 1841). Parkes's works, originally written for the instruction of his daughter, had been available since 1806; see Doc. No: 00570.

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