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South Kensington Museum, London, S.W.
10th day of May 1876.
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of Scientific Apparatus.
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th instant, and, in reply, to state that the Department will have pleasure in receiving the specimens of your process of permanent photography <1>, which you so kindly offer to contribute to the abovenamed Exhibition, as soon as you can conveniently send them.
I am, Sir, Your obedient servant,
H. Fox Talbot, Esq.