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Document number: 6124
Date: 24 Mar 1848
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MALONE Thomas Augustine
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number: envelope 20209
Collection number historic: LA48-17
Last updated: 28th June 2010

122 Regent St
March 24th/48

To H F Talbot Esqr


I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter The great political changes that have lately taken place have certainly injuriously affected trade The principal Daguerreotypists have not taken sufficient money to meet their expenses this I know from themselves The great influx of English & Foreign families from the Continent it is hoped will remove the present depression As far as dealers in provisions & clothes are concerned there can be no doubt but It is not so certain that there will be money to spare for luxuries. –

Mr Henneman <1> & myself do not think the uncertainty is sufficient to warrant an alteration in our plans. With your aid & patronage we think much may be done –

The arrangements necessary for the transfer of the Establishment should not be postponed too longer than is convenient to yourself as the season is coming on – & we cannot make a catalogue without seeing some of the negatives now in your possession. –

I am Sir yours most obediently
T A Malone

PS. I hope soon to be able to use the Sulphate of Iron successfully. –

have you any idea of the cause of its uncertainty

H F Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey


1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer.

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