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Document number: 6473
Date: Mon 06 Oct 1851
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: STUART Dudley Coutts
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA51-55
Last updated: 30th April 2010

6 Stratford Place Oxfd St
Mon: Oct 6/51

Dear Mr Talbot

Kossuth <1> will only stay 10 days in London, & during that time he will be constantly engaged in either public or private business – I think it therefore very unlikely that he should consent to sit for his (even photographic) picture – There would be a better chance if the artist <2> could transfer his apparatus to Kossuth’s residence for ye purpose – but I do not know whether this could be done –

Please to let me know, and I will mention it to Kossuth when he comes –

Your’s very truly
Dudley Coutts Stuart

H. Fox Talbot Esqr

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1. Louis Kossuth / Lajos Kossuth (1802–1894) Hungarian Governor-President in exile and freedom fighter.

2. Nicolaas Henneman (1813-1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT's valet, then assistant; photographer; opened calotype printing studio in Reading in 1843 and transferred to London in 1848.

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