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Document number: 3883
Date: 27 May 1839
Dating: 1839 only logical year for photogenic drawing
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MONTGOMERIE George Stephen Molyneux
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA39-41
Last updated: 5th January 2011

May 27. -

Dear Talbot -

Many thanks for your beautiful specimens of Photogenic drawing which arrived quite safe, I should have written to thank you before, had I not expected to have been in Town about this time - However circumstances will prevent my starting before Monday the 10 of june, I have made my clerical arrangements so as to enable me to leave home on that day sans faute, <1> when I hope to find you still in Town - I shall certainly bring up some of my drawings for you to photogenicate, but if they require to be on thin paper, I doubt their answering as my drawings even the smaller ones are generally on thickish paper. By the by did Lady Elisabeth ask you to give my brother Crisp <2> one or two, she promised she would, he expressed himself much interested in this new art when he was with me, indeed he could talk of nothing else, & desired me to exert my interest with you in procuring him a specimen; his direction is No 26 North Audley Street - Remember me kindly to Mrs Talbot <3> & to our friends in Sackville Street <4> & believe me

Ever yrs most truly
G. Montgomerie


1. Without fail.

2. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773-1846), WHFT's mother. The brother was Capt Crisp Molyneux Montgomerie (1776- Jun 1850).

3. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811-1880), WHFT's wife.

4. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

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