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Document number: 8503
Date: 13 Jan 1862
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MARWICK James D
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003


City Chambers,

Edinburgh 13 Jany 1862


I have been requested by the Council of the Edinburgh Photographic Society to inform you that they would esteem it an honor to be permitted to offer you their tribute of gratitude for the services you have rendered to Photography by proposing you as an Honorary Member of the Society.

I take leave to enclose in proof a statement of the history and Objects of the Society which will explain its Constitution and mode of Management.

I may mention that the other Gentlemen to whom the Council have resolved to offer them Honorary Membership are

Sir David Brewster

The Earl of Castleross

Dr Lyon Playfair C.H.

Professor C Piazzi Smythe Astronomer Royal

The two last named gentlemen have already intimated their Acceptance.

I have the honor to be Sir Your Mo obt Servt

J D Marwick



P S Since writing the above I have had a Call from Sir David Brewster who has expressed his willingness to be elected and has also kindly furnished me with your present address. If you are pleased to comply with the request of the Council, I will feel obliged by your favouring me with your usual address –

Fox Talbot Esq