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Document number: 9088
Date: 04 May 1866
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: FERRIER Claude Marie
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: acc 35213
Collection 2: PRIVATE
Collection 2 number: (envleope only)
Last updated: 4th August 2015

[The envelope for this letter was offered separately on ebay in August 2015]

le 4 Mai 1866


J’ai reçu votre honorée qui me donne la liste des vues que vous desirez avoir sur verre. <1> Je vais immédiatement m’en occuper et je vous les enverrai aussitôt achevées

Veuillez en attendant recevoir Monsieur l’assurance de la considération la plus distinguée de votre tout devoué serviteur


4 May 1866

Dear Sir,

I received your letter which provides me with the list of views which you wish to have on glass. I will set to work on them immediately and I will send them to you once completed

Meanwhile please be assured of Sir the most sincere regards from your entirely devoted servant

Monsieur Fox Talbot
Lacock Abbey

13 Great Stuart Street


1. For his experiments in photoglyphic engraving, WHFT rarely used his own photographs but instead purchased or was given glass positive photographs taken by other people. His main sources were Parisian, including Ferrier and the photographic publishers Clouzard & Soulier. See Larry J Schaaf, " 'The Caxton of Photography': Talbot's Etchings of Light," in edited by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramlington William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), pp. 161-192.

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