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Document number: 8341
Date: 18 Mar 1861
Recipient: HOGARTH Joseph
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA61-002
Last updated: 11th December 2009

[draft:]

Hogarth
March 18 / 61

The print y hve sent is mch too large. I have not leisure ^ at prest t to engrave so large ones it at prest. If y refer to my last lr you will see that I asked for

A small line engravg wd be the thing

I am do not think a persl intervw wd be of no use any utility at prest, for ^ shd I shd not like to join a compy wth so few as 7 shareholdrs, unless I knew them all persly & I am only acqd wth yrself & Mr Pretsch. I therefore think my own proposn was a preferable one, besides being as I am informed an arrangemt of a customary kind where patented inventns are employd under a licence

[expanded version:]

Hogarth
March 18, 1861

The print you have sent <1> is much too large. I have not leisure at present to to engrave so large ones it at present. If you refer to my last letter you will see that I asked for <2> A small line engraving would be the thing

I am do not think a personal interview would be of no use any utility at present, for should I should not like to join a company <3> with so few as seven shareholders, unless I knew them all personally and I am only acquainted wth yourself and Mr Pretsch. <4> I therefore think my own proposition <5> was a preferable one, besides being as I am informed an arrangement of a customary kind where patented inventions are employed under a licence.


Notes:

1. Print not located.

2. See Doc. No: 08340.

3. Paul Pretsch (18081873), Austrian photographer & inventor; founder of the Photogalvanographic Company.

4. A proposal was afoot to set up a photographic-engraving company with Pretsch and others.

5. See Doc. No: 08340.

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