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Document number: 6847
Date: 05 Sep 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: DAY Frances Sally
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 21041
Last updated: 16th February 2012

London
Septr 5th 1853

Sir

I beg leave most respectfully to address you, to state that I have for some time been studying the Photographic art, and being one of a large family, I am desirous of practicing [sic] it as a profession in order to assist. I have purchased at a considerable expense my Lense and all the materials, since which I have been informed I cannot practise it publickly without a license from you, and of course should such be the case I can do nothing without your permission.

I therefore take the liberty to ask you what are the terms, for such permission should they be high, I fear my circumstances will preclude the possibility of my practising it.

The favor of an answer would be most gratefully felt

I beg to remain Sir Yours most respectfully
Frances Sally Day

41 Camden St
Camden Town

[envelope:]
H. F. Talbot Esqr
Laycock Abbey
near Chippenham
Wilts.

Greta Bank
Keswick
Cumberland

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