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Document number: 115
Date: Wed Mar 1842
Dating: date assumed from 04457, 18 Mar 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: IBBETSON Levett Landon Boscawen
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 9th December 2010

46 Margaret Street Cavendish Sqr
Wednesday.

Sir/.

Dr Ryan <1> is absent and Mitchell the assistant is ill I have never seen you experiment & do not know how exactly how you proceed. I have experimented a good deal but the results have not been so good as I wish as there is some fault in the mixtures would you be kind enough to come here & shew me how you work it can you come tomorrow I will meet you at what time you like.<2>

Yours very sincerely
L. L. Boscawen Ibbetson.


Notes:

1. Prof John Ryan, MD (18101876), chemist at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, London.

2. This was at a stage in preparation of the lectures on 'Mr Fox Talbot's Calotype Process'. These were started in July when the Royal Polytechnic Institution's new rooms onto Cavendish Square were opened - they met with great success. Undoubtedly some visitors also came to see Richard Beard's Daguerreotype studio, also based there.

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