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Document number: 7264
Date: Fri 16 May 1856
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MALONE Thomas Augustine
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA56-28
Last updated: 12th July 2010

Royal Institution <1>
Albemarle St
Friday May 16 1856

To H F Talbot Esqe
&c &c &c

Sir

I am delivering a course of lectures here on Photography & I venture to trouble you with a request for any good early specimens of Talbotypes <2> which may be at hand & which you could lend me for exhibition as the best early specimens of the art. A good negative also would be of great interest. My Lecture on the Talbotype is on Tuesday next & I fear I have given you too short a notice for that day. Should it however be convenient to you I should be obliged by anything you could forward to London before 2 oclock on Tuesday next. And in any case I should be obliged by any good things sent me even if delayed so as to be shewn on Tuesday week.

I am happy to tell you that I learn from Mr Faraday <3> and others that I have succeeded in interesting the Royal Institution audiences. I have only in conclusion to ask you to pardon this hurried note

& remain faithfully Your obliged servant
T.A. Malone.

[enclosure: printed] Syllabus of a Course of Seven Lectures on Photography by Thomas A. Malone, F.C.S., dated March 1856>


Notes:

1. Royal Institution, London.

2. Malone, like many others, sought to honour the inventor's name, but WHFT modestly preferred the term calotype.

3. Prof Michael Faraday (17911867), scientist.

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