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Document number: 4832
Date: 15 Jun 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MARRIAN Benjamin James Pratt
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA43-64
Last updated: 8th June 2010

Birmingham
17 Weaman Street
15 June 1843

Sir

As I have not yet had the pleasure of seeing you in Birmingham nor of hearing from you since the 22d of March <1> I feel desirous of hearing if it may yet be probable that you will be in this town soon as I should be happy to hear more from you on the subject of our correspondence Since I wrote last I have tried many experiments with the Calotype process and have partially succeeded my principal cause of failure appears to be in the quality of the paper none that I have had being sufficiently good in texture (the best is what I am now writing upon) I think that with little more practise and a few hints from an adept in the art I should soon manage the manipulation with tolerable certainty As the season is rapidly advancing wherein only I may expect to make the pursuit worth following I am desirous of coming to some conclusion as to your terms and the best way of obtaining the necessary information If therefore you will oblige me with a line at your convenience I shall be most happy to give the subject my best attention

I am yours very respectfully
J. P. Marrian

HF Talbot Esqr


Notes:

1. This must have been a reply to Doc. No: 04772.

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