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Document number: 6721
Date: Wed 1853
Dating: 1853?
Recipient: GROVE William Robert
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Royal Society, London
Last updated: 11th July 2010

Athenĉum <1>
Wedny Evg

Dear Grove

The correspondence <2> is published in page 4 of the Times of August 13 / 52

I have marked the page for you, and desired the waiter <3> to keep the volume in readiness, in case you wish to look at it.

I leave Town for some weeks on Friday – My address will be Greta bank <4>

The specifications <5> contain many matters which are irrelevant to the present question, I propose therefore to draw up some remarks and send them to you which may tend to Elucidate the subject.

Yours Truly
H. F. Talbot


1. The Athenĉum and (London) Literary Chronicle, London.

2. At the Athenĉum Club.

3. Greta Bank, Cumberland, near Keswick. Talbot was there from the end of August 1853 [see Doc. No: 06841 concerning his plans for the journey north] and stayed there, perhaps intermittently, until November and perhaps even December 1853.

4. This was the published correspondence between William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800–1867), astronomer & MP, as President of the Royal Society of London, and Talbot, in which Talbot threw open the patent-rights on his Calotype process as far as amateur photographers were concerned. See Doc. No: 06668.

5. Of the Calotype process.

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