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Papers relating to Prince Albert’s personal life and enthusiasms

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Letter from Charles Thurston Thompson to Dr. Ernst Becker reporting on his progress in photographing the Raphael drawings at Windsor, with a note of Becker's response. 22 Aug - 1 Sep 1854

Loose manuscript paper; mounted | 1 document (4 pages) (whole object) | RA VIC/ADDA10/85/4, 4a

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(4) Thompson writes that he has made about 18 negatives from the Raphael drawings which fit within a 10x12 plate but there are so many bigger drawings that he is having a larger lens made so as not to have to reduce such a large proportion of the collection. It will take Mr Ross a week to make a special lens for this work. Thompson asks whether he should print the negatives as he has had no instructions about this but would like to see how they come out. (4a) Becker notes that he replied on 1 September instructing Thompson to print them but not keep any prints as the collection must remain private property; but with the Prince's knowledge he indicated that Thompson would get a copy later.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (writer)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (addressee)

  • 1 document (4 pages) (whole object)

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • documents
          • correspondence
  • Place of Production
    Adelaide Hotel [Windsor]