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£1.2m grant for pioneer's pics

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has secured a £1.2 million grant to help pay for the acquisation of the Personal Archive of British inventor and photographer William Henry Fox Talbot.

Bodleian secures cash for collection

The Bodleian Library has secured one point two million pounds towards the acquisition of the personal archive of nineteenth century British inventor and photographer William Henry Fox Talbot.

The money was awarded by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. The library in Oxford has until the end of February to raise the remaining one million needed to buy the collection.

The Bodleian Library's Deputy Librarian Richard Ovenden explains why the works are so important for a modern audience.

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