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Document number: 4142
Date: 08 Oct 1840
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: WATKINS Francis
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA40-072
Last updated: 1st September 2003

5 Charing Cross

8th Octr 1840


In reply to your letter, <1> just received, respecting the Electro Magnet &c. We beg to inform we sent the Magnet with the two armatures to Sackville Street <2> some days since – The galvanometer is not finished as I was very anxious to have Mr Faraday’s <3> advice on the subject I saw him the day before yesterday and he told me I was quite right in making the instrument as proposed I have it therefore now in hand and hope in a few days to get it compleated <sic>

I remain Sir
Yr Obedient Servant

Francis Watkins

H. F. Talbot Esq–


1. Letter not located.

2. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.

3. Prof Michael Faraday (1791–1867), scientist.

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