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Document number: 6734
Date: 16 Feb 1853
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: JONES George
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

49 Berwick St

Feby 16/ 53


I am sorry to inform you that I am unfortunately thrown out of employment from the Photographic Establishment which I regret most exceedingly it being a business that I like very much and in which I had anticipated I should have remained a great many years. I have made every enquiery and have advertised trying to get a similar situation but I am sorry to say that I have not been able to do so, I have now taken a small Public House the Falcon & Cross Keys 39 Great Russell St Bloomsbury opposite the British Museum which I take possesion of tomorrow, Thursday week the 24th of this month, I beg to enclose this small account and shall feel greatly obliged if you would have the kindness to favour me with the amount by sending a post office order payable at the Post Office Old Cavendish St. I am sorry to say that I think Mr Henneman has not behaved quite fair toward me since I left your Establishment at Lacock Abbey, I left your Establishment and entered the Photographic Establishmt under the impression that I should be there for years. Mr Hennemans engagement with me was at a salary of £100 for the first year a House to live in and every thing fsured <sic> me, after the first year, should the Business Progress, the Salary was to be increased. Mr Henneman wrote to me at Lacock Abbey stating when he should require my <ill. del.> services and for me to come to London, on my arriving in London I was greatly surprised to find that he had no place for me. I was there on my own hands for 11 weeks previous to my going to Hensall Green after I had been at Hensall Green a short time I was obliged to leave the House and find Lodgings owing to Mr Hennemans going to get married. Mr Henneman then agreed to give me 1s/ per week more toward paying the Expense of my Lodging, I took a Room in the next House to his and Furnished it myself, still thinking that I should remain in the Establishmt a long time, paying 3s/ pr week for the use of it, immediately after I had paid the bill for the Furniture which I had bought, Mr Henneman gave me notice to leave, on leaving the Establishment I asked Mr Henneman if he would make me some Compensation for the 11 weeks that I was out of employment as I had left your Establishment at the time he had appointed and come to London under the impression that I was to commence work immediately, he stated that he could not give me anything but that I might write to you and ask you if you would allow me anything, I have therefore taken the Liberty of naming the subject and stating the whole case to you, hoping you will have the kindness to allow me something for the loss of money it has been to me since I left your Establishment

& Remain Sir Your Most Obedient Servant

George Jones

49 Berwick St

Oxford St


H. F. Talbot Esqre