William Henry Fox Talbot was a Victorian polymath who invented pioneering photographic techniques.
Personal archive of William Henry Fox Talbot by William Henry Fox Talbot, 18061877, with some 20th-century material
© Bodleian Library
- Various in 129 archival boxes
- Art Fund grant:
- £200,000 ( Total: £2,250,000)
- Acquired in:
- confidential vendor
This archive includes many early photographs, including one made by Talbot's wife Constance, which may be the earliest image ever taken by a woman. Other elements of the archive include original manuscripts, family diaries and correspondence. This archive was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.