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Document number: 1468
Date: 24 Aug 1826
Dating: answered from Montpellier 17 Sep 1826
Recipient: HERSCHEL John Frederick William
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Royal Society, London
Collection number: HS 17:262
Last updated: 30th April 2012

Answered from Montpellier Sept 17. 1826 <1>

31 Sackville Street <2> London
24th August 1826

Dear Sir,

I have received from Munich two small works directed to you, one of them is by the late Professor Fraunhofer <3> the other the plates to Gruithuisen’s Lunar Fragments, a very extraordinary production. These shall be left for you here till you send directions about them.

I should have let you know of their arrival before, but I thought you were abroad having written to you at 56 Devonshire St & received no answer. Utzchneider <4> of Munich writes me word your commissions are nearly completed.

I remain Dear Sir Yours very truly
W.H.F. Talbot


1. Written in Herschel’s hand, referring to Doc. No: 01480.

2. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

3. Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787–1826), optician, Munich, and also Franz von Paul Guithuisen, Sechs Mondkarten (Bonn: 1821).

4. Joseph von Utzschneider (1763–1840), German instrument maker. [See Doc. No: 01456].

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