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Document number: 4616
Date: 20 Sep 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Lincolns Inn
20 Sept/42

W. H. F Talbot Esq

Dr Sir

The Specification of Woolrich <1> will not be enrolled ’till January 1843 consequently we have no means of ascertaining of what his invention consists till then – We shall not be able to inform you ’till the 24th Ins whether any opposition will be entered to your present Patent – A Caveat has therefore been entered by the party a notice of whose application for a Patent we send by this Post – and till we in the event of his entering opposition to your Patent it will be of very little use to offer your undertaking to – Mr Elkington & Dr Leeson <2> – We will <use?> it if we think it will prevent opposition but at present we have had no <illegible deletion> instruction from them upon the subject –

We are Your <Obt?>

Poole & Carpmael

W. H. F Talbot Esq
Lacock Abbey
Nr Chippenham


1. John Stephen Woolrich, who took a patent for ‘Coating with metal the surface of articles formed of metal or metallic alloys’, U.K. number 9431, August 1842.

2. See Doc. No: 04274.

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