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Document number: 7327
Date: 08 Dec 1856
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: PHILLIPPS Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 20983 (envelope only)
Collection 2: Bodleian Library, Oxford
Collection 2 number: e. 389 ff 24v-25
Last updated: 7th February 2015

Middle Hill 8 D 56

My dear Sir

I have had several trials to obtain a good impression of the Babylonian Inscriptions, but I have not succeeded yet. I forward to you the best yet made, with the hope that you may be able to decipher some of it.

It appears to me that none of the Lenses have been large enough. I have two Collodions on Glass for you, but they will require to be carefully packed in a small box, so as not to rub, & I intend to get it made.

The fragment enclosed is part of the other half; the man broke the glass before he cd take the Talbotype, so I made him take the largest fragment of it.

Lady Phillipps unites with me in kind regards to Mrs & Miss Talbot, & believe me

Very faithfully your’s
Thos Phillipps

[envelope:]
[added in WHFT's hand:] Sir T. Phillipps
W H Fox Talbot Esqr
Lacock Abbey
Chippenham
Wilts

[copy in TP's hand in his letter book, Bodleian Library:]

W.H. Fox Talbot Esqr Lacock Abbey

MH 8 D 56

My dear Sir,

I have had several trials to obtain a good impression of the Babylonian Inscriptions, but I have not succeeded yet. I forward to you the best yet made, with the hope that you may be able to decipher some of it. It appears to me that none of the Lenses have been large enough. I have two Collodions on Glass for you but they will require to be carefully packed in a small box, so as not to rub, & I intend to get it made.

The fragment enclosed is part of the other half: the man broke the Glass before he cd take the Talbotype, so I made him take the largest fragment of it. – Lady Phillipps unites with me in kind regards to Mrs & Miss Talbot & believe me

Very faithfully yours T Phillipps

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