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Document number: 6266
Date: 01 Oct 1849
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MALONE Thomas Augustine
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA49-20
Last updated: 28th November 2012

122 Regent St <1>
Oct. 1 . 1849

To H F Talbot Esq


I send you specimens of paper marked so that you may have more of any of the kinds that you find best.

Canson’s <2> latest seems to work best with us It is very sensitive Portraits may be taken on it in half a minute on a dull day. – with a three inch lens of (double combination) six inches focus measuring from the back lens to the ground glass. – This is a new lens by Voigtlander It is very useful It takes a picture on paper nearly 5 × 4 – without curved paper holders. –

Your most obedt Sert
T. A Malone


1. The London address of the Sun Picture Rooms, proprietor, Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer.

2. Canson Freres was an ancient paper manufactory in France, specilising in art and other fine papers. It was responsible for many innovations in papermaking. See also Doc. No: 06604.

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