"Salt paper print from a calotype negative by Nicolaas Henneman. Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855) was a popular novelist and dramatist, best known for her charming observations of the English countryside. She lived in Reading, and this is possibly how she met Henneman. Henneman was one of William Henry Fox Talbot's students, and in 1844 Talbot helped Henneman to set up the Reading Establishment - a photographic studio where prints could be mass produced for Talbot's book 'The Pencil of Nature'."
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