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Document number: 4603
Date: 03 Sep 1842
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: TALBOT John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA42-072
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Alton Towers

Sepr 3. 1842

My Dear Sir

Since you were kind enough to give me specimens of your Photography two years since, I trust you have brought it to the perfection which your creative Genius deserves. In this case, pray let me know whether you have brought made it public, & if so, where the apparatus is to be had: or has any thing of the same nature been introduced by others.

Lady Shrewsbury <1> unites with me in best remembrance to Mrs Fox Talbot, <2>

& Believe me
my Dear Sir
very truly & Sincerely yours



1. Lady Sarah Elizabeth Talbot, née Beresford.

2. Constance Talbot, née Mundy (1811–1880), WHFT’s wife.

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