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Document number: 3928
Date: 09 Sep 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ROSS Andrew
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA39-57
Last updated: 25th April 2010

33 Regent Street
Sep. 9. 1839


The Silvering <1> is so thin that I find it will be impossible entirely to remove the Scratches – I have however done the best I can.

I have no doubt that I can get the photogenic paper rolled as you wish, but I will make further enquiries

Yr most Obt srt
Andrew Ross

H. F. Talbot Esq
I will also ascertain what you require in reference to the Hollow Rollers & Bramahs <2> Press –


1. Probably the silvering of plates for making a daguerreotype-like image, which WHFT was experimenting with in September 1839. See Larry J. Schaaf, ‘September 11’, Records of the Dawn of Photography: Talbot’s Notebooks P & Q (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), p. 99.

2. The engineering firm descended from Joseph Bramah (1748–1814), pioneer of hydraulics and inventor.

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