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Notes and drafts, 1817-1944, n.d.

MS. WHF Talbot 147
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Manuscript entitled 'A prayer in time of great thunder & lightening' by an unidentified author [late 18th-early 19th century] [possibly 1816?]
  2. Verse by unidentified opening 'Yes! There are hearts can brave the gloomiest frown', 1817
  3. Note by unidentified concerning a Runic inscription found on the west coast of Greenland - Jameson's Journal, Jul 1830, p. 193 cited as source, c. 1830
  4. Draft verse by unidentified on paper watermarked 1831
  5. Notes 'communicated by Sir T Phillips' on 'Carta Stephani de Davenport' in Middle Hill Library, 1833
  6. Verse by unidentified on Blacquiere's pension, n.d. [19th century]
  7. Verse opening 'And canst thou bid any heart forget', identified as being by [Thomas?] Moore, n.d. [19th century]
  8. Manuscript work written in French by unidentified, 'Venu de Ste Hélène d'une manierè in conmue', [19th century]
  9. Manuscript [copy?] from Sunday at Home 'The First Photograph' by S.R. Ricardo, an article on William Henry Fox Talbot's first paper photograph, Aug 1936
  10. Typescript 'Fox Talbot and Photomechanical Printing' from J.S. Martle, Historic Events in Photoengraving, 1944
  11. Manuscript, in French, 'Precis Historique' prepared for Institut de France by unidentified, n.d.
  12. A brief note stating 'Tergroras from Tregata? Miracles', n.d.
  13. Note on two [seals?] found at Lacock in 1854 and 1855, n.d.
  14. Four page typescript biography of William Henry Fox Talbot by unidentified, n.d.
  15. Typescript 'William Henry Fox Talbot, F.R.S. (1800-1877). Original Examples of his Discoveries in Photography and Photo-Engraving', n.d.
  16. Manuscript notes on Elizabeth Theresa Fox Strangways, with a manuscipt transcript of a 1799 letter from Sydney Smith to Mrs Beach concerning Davenport Talbot, n.d.
  17. Manuscript extracts by unidentified from the 1787-1790 diary of Elizabeth Theresa Fox Strangways, n.d.
  18. Typescript 'Extracts from a diary kept by Mlle. Amelina Petit du Billier 1827-1831' [includes some biographical information on Amelina], n.d.
  19. Manuscript story about Lord Howth by an unidentified author, n.d.
  20. Notes by an unidentified author on The Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in Watercolours by George Barnard, n.d.
  21. List of books by an unidentified author, n.d.
  22. Mostly blank album made of various coloured papers with '[-] on the Psalms' written in an unknown hand on the pastedown and pencil notes on geological topics on two pages, n.d.


  • Creation: 1817-1944, n.d.


1 box (2 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. WHF Talbot 147

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom