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Document number: 4066
Date: 04 Apr 1840
Recipient: LUBBOCK John William
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Royal Society, London
Collection number: LUB 38 T27
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Lacock Abbey

April 4. 1840

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for sending me your remarks on the Heat of Vapours &c. <1> and request your acceptance in return of a few photographs inclosed all of which are done with the Cam. Obscura, <2> except the facsimile of Byron’s writing. <3>

Yours very truly

H.F. Talbot


1. Letter not located. Lubbock probably sent WHFT a copy of his recently published On the heat of vapours and on astronomical refractions (London: Knight, 1840).

2. Camera obscura.

3. WHFT made 4 negatives of a stanza from the ‘Ode to Napoleon’, in Lord Byron’s hand. One of these, Schaaf 604, is pictured in Larry J. Schaaf, The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), p. 78.

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