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Early WHF Talbot photographs, 1840-1844, n.d.

MS. WHF Talbot photogr. 2

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Comprises early photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot:
  1. Waxed salt print of The Taylorian, Oxford, 25 April 1840 [LA2116, Schaaf 1910]
  2. Salt print copies of two prints printed onto one sheet with a watermark: 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1840'
  3. Salt print from a calotype negative of an oak tree in winter, negative corners clipped, 1842-1843 [LA226, Schaaf 1981]
  4. Salt print from a paper negative of a lace border (cut out to make a mask), 1844 [Schaaf 4598] [this is the original of Schaaf 4581 which is part of an elaborate printing of a statuette of Rape of the Sabines]
  5. Paper contact negative copy of a printed title, 'Imitation of printing', early to mid 1840s [Schaaf 685]
  6. Varnished salt print from a calotype negative of the house Mt. Edgcumbe, with two faint figures, mid 1840s [LA257, Schaaf 1353]
  7. Salt print of articles of china on four shelves (the same as in Talbot's book Pencil of Nature plate III) [LA3, Schaaf 68]
  8. Salt print of the entrance of Queen's College, Oxford, corners trimmed, mounted onto modern board, n.d. (same image as Talbot's Pencil of Nature plate XIII [LA13, Schaaf 1574]
  9. Salt print of Sion, Switzerland 'diminished from an engraving', mounted on card, n.d. [Schaaf 1687]
  10. Salt print attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot, a copy of an exhibition label for C. Geerts, Louvain, item 450, severely trimmed, possibly from the Great Exhibition?, n.d.
  11. Salt print of Oxford High Street, n.d. [LA113, Schaaf 1005]


  • 1840-1844, n.d.


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. WHF Talbot photogr. 2

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom