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Document number: 8049
Date: 08 Mar 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PETTITT Alfred
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc no 21958 (envelope only)
Last updated: 10th October 2014

Belle Vue Grasmere
March 8/60


In reply to your favor of the 23rd Ult. I should be much pleased if we could make satisfactory arrangements for my Coming to your neighbourhood this Summer to take Negatives. it is a long distance to come which would require my absence from home a considerable time if the quantity of subjects you name was got well. now I would propose as the likely expence 1 each for every successfull negative, paying my own expences or 15/- ea & my expences paid. I have at present never taken negatives for Sale except about 4 taken for gentlemen in this neighbourhood but I have had offers from a London House of 3 guineas each for at least 50 of the negatives I have by me but I considered they were more valuable to myself for printing from. If I was allowed to get a duplicate negative for myself of any of the subject you required it would make a great difference in the price. You did not say but I suppose you to require the negatives for yourself. if you merely wish me to take the negatives for myself & you would take a certain quantity of positives from each I should require to be informed how many each you would be likely to require, should you want any more of my views the price will be 4/- per dozen. for single unmounted prints. I shall be glad if you will give me your further Idea of the scenes in your locality, at Your early convenience & am

Yours very Truly
Alfd Pettitt

F Talbot Esq
Laycock Abbey

Fox Talbot Esqre
Laycock Abbey
Chippenham Wiltshire