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Document number: 3853
Date: Mon 01 Apr 1839
Dating: nd; assumed
Recipient: LUBBOCK John William
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Royal Society, London
Collection number: LUB 38 T26
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Queen Ann St <1>


Dear Sir

I am very much obliged to you for your offer respecting the Comptes Rendus. <2> I should like much to see the next two or three of them, & if you would send them after you have quite done with them, under cover to Honble Wm Strangways, 31 Old Burlington St <3> he would frank them to me as he can frank any weight.

There may perhaps be some revelations from M. Daguerre <4> at any rate there will be a continuation of Biot’s <5> curious experiments.

Believe me
Yours very truly

H. F. Talbot


1. 44 Queen Ann Street: London home of the Mundy family and a frequent base for WHFT.

2. Comptes Rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l’ de l’Académie des Sciences.

3. William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways, 4th Earl of Ilchester (1795–1865), botanist, art collector & diplomat. His London residence was 31 Burlington Street.

4. Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851), French artist, showman & inventor.

5. Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774–1862), French scientist, was making many experiments that WHFT would have found interesting. Probably he means here work on either phosphorescence or on reserach into the characteristics of the solar spectrum affecting light sensitive materials.

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