Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877

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Dates:
Birth 1800-02-11
Death 1877-09-17
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

William Crookes, chemist and science journalist, was the founder and first editor of The photographic news. William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the co-inventors of photography, was also active in the development of photoengraving processes, and prints produced by his patented photoglyphic process were included in 2 early numbers of Crookes' journal (v. 1, no. 10, and v. 3, no. 54). For correspondence between Talbot and Crookes, mentioning some of the items in this collection, see the "Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot" Web site (De Montfort University, Leicester/University of Glasgow), http://foxtalbot.dmu.ac.uk/letters/name.php?bcode=Croo-W (consulted Oct. 18, 2011), especially Crookes to Talbot, Sept. 17, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26, 1858; Talbot to Crookes, Oct. 23, 1858.

From the description of Photoglyphic engravings and other photomechanical prints presented to William Crookes [graphic] / William Henry Fox Talbot ; with 3 additional prints by Paul Pretsch and Adolphe-Pierre Riffaut and Pauline Riffaut. ca. 1852-ca. 1858. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 757754959

Epithet: pioneer of photography

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x000302

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) was the inventor of the negative/positive photographic process and a noted photographer.

From the guide to the Rev. Calvert Jones on steps of Lacock Abbey, circa 1844, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

William Henry Fox Talbot was a British photographer and polymath.

From the description of Autographed commentary, 1861. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155888006

British photographer.

From the description of Letters : to Charles Wheatstone, 1835, n.d. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82374127

William Henry Fox Talbot was an English gentleman scholar and one of the acknowledged inventors of photography.

From the description of William Henry Fox Talbot Collection. [ca. 1830]-1977 (bulk 1840s). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 191957076

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.

From the description of The William Henry Fox Talbot Collection, 1841, 1854. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 777016115

From the guide to the The William Henry Fox Talbot Collection, 1841, 1854, (University of Arizona Libraries, Center for Creative Photography)

Talbot was a British photographer and polymath.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1820-1877. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191731606

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  • Clifton-on-Teme, Worcestershire (as recorded)
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