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Document number: 4617
Date: 23 Sep 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HENLEY William Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA42-74
Last updated: 29th April 2012

23, Red Lion Street
23d Septr /42

Respected Sir,

Some time ago, I used the freedom to write to inform you that the Electro-Magnetic Engine, was completed – and I did hope that you would have condescended to appoint a day when you would be pleased to Witness it’s [sic] performance

Mr Henry M Noad of Rose Cottage Road Nr Bath – (Author of Lectures on Electricity &c)<1> has written to know if I had any novelties in Electro-Magnetism to send an account of them that he would give them a place in his forth-coming work – he (Mr N) requested a description of the ElectroMagnetic Engine – above referred to – this of course I could not do without your permission, or ’till you have seen the Machine – It works well – and, possesses considerable power –

Your kindly condescending to answer this will be considered a favour by Respected Sir Your Very Obet Servt
W. T. Henley

H. F. Talbot Esqre


1. Henry Minchin Noad, A Course of eight lectures; on Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, and electro-magnetism (London: 1839).

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