Image size: h 22.9cm x w 18.3cm
Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact
Inscription: in pencil, verso, Feb. 29
Provenance:Matilda Talbot 1934
Owner: National Science and Media Museum
Object owner number: 1937-4253
Collection: Science Museum Collection
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This is a photographic copy of a lithograph of a page from a Persian newspaper. The lithograph was made by Joseph Netherclift (1792-1863).
Talbot sourced his lithograph of the Persian newspaper page from a book by Charles Stewart (1764-1837).
Charles Stewart, "Original Persian Letters, and other documents, with fac-similes", London, 1825 (Newspaper No. 3, pl. 24, p.216).
The actual book from which Talbot removed plate 24 to make his photographic copy of the page is held by Bodleian Libraries. Details can be seen here.
Bodleian Libraries own three copies of this book in total. A digitised copy of one of those three, with plate 24 intact, can be viewed here.
See also, Larry J Schaaf, "Records of the Dawn of Photography: Talbot's Notebooks P & Q", Cambridge University Press, 1996 (Notebook P13, Feb  1839).