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Document number: 4879
Date: 15 Sep 1843
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SHERLOCK William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA43-79
Last updated: 13th June 2010

6 Camden Terrace
Kentish Town
15 Septr 1843.

Sir,

About the commencement of July last I received a letter <1> from you stating that you should find a difficulty in granting me a licence to practise the Calotype process in London but that you should be glad to know if I would like to practise elsewhere I certainly should have preferred remaining in London but if you have granted an exclusive privilege to a gentleman you cannot I suppose allow me to do so I should have replied long since to your note but have been obliged to be away from home to attend upon other business I send some specimens and altho not done as I could wish I hope they may meet with your approbation They were taken in from 20 to 25 seconds with a favorable light but bad apparatus but if you will allow me I will in a few days send you some others and I trust much better executed I need hardly say the pictures I send are not in any way touched or worked up by hand I should be obliged by an early answer whether I can be allowed to practise the art and

I remain Sir Your Mo: obt St
Wm Sherlock

H. F. Talbot Esq


Notes:

1. Letter not located.

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