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William Henry Fox Talbot collection

 Collection
Identifier: AG 13

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three printed documents, two dated 1841 and one 1854, relating to the Calotype (or Talbotype) process invented by William H.F. Talbot (1800-1877), photographer, inventor, and literary historian.

Dates

  • 1841 - 1854

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

These documents are in the public domain. To access materials from this collection, please contact CCP-RefDesk@email.arizona.edu

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Biographical Note

William Henry Fox Talbot was a British inventor and a pioneer of photography. He was the inventor of calotype process, the precursor to most photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was also a noted photographer who made major contributions to the development of photography as an artistic medium. His work in the 1840s on photo-mechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure. Talbot is also remembered as the holder of a patent which, some say, affected the early development of commercial photography in Britain.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet

Metadata Rights Declarations

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Abstract

This collection consists of three printed documents, two dated 1841 and one 1854, relating to the Calotype (or Talbotype) process invented by William H.F. Talbot (1800-1877), photographer, inventor, and literary historian.

Custodial History

The two documents by Talbot from 1841 in this collection were gifts to the Center from Frank and Patty Kolodny in 1976; the affidavits from 1854 were purchased in the Swann Galleries Sale No. 1218 in 1981.

  • Calotype Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
The William Henry Fox Talbot Collection, 1841, 1854AG13
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Processed by James Uhrig
Date
2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding guide is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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