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Document number: 8373
Date: 16 Apr 1861
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HOGARTH Joseph
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA61-071
Last updated: 11th December 2009

Haymarket
April 16th 1861

Sir

I regret your not joining the Compy <1> at its formation as your experience advice and cooperation must have been beneficial Individually I shall always be most desirous to have you with us but you must remember I am one only of a number & if our affairs become so successful as to make it worth your while to join it the other members may not be so alive to what Photography owes you as myself

I remain Sir Your obedient Servt
J Hogarth

The Honble Fox Talbot
&c.


Notes:

1. WHFT had declined to join Hogarth, Paul Pretsch (18081873), Austrian photographer & inventor; founder of the Photogalvanographic Company and others in a proposed photographic-engraving company [see Doc. No: 08329] but Doc. No: 08372 shows that he still wished to keep his options open.

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