b. 1807; d. 1887
Robert Hunt was a geologist and an advocate of photography, and played a leading part in forming the Photographic Society. He was also instrumental in persuading Fox Talbot to relinquish his patents on the Calotype process, which were serving to arrest the progress of photography. (See Tablot and Patents . He wrote books on photography, his first, "A Popular Treatise on the Art of Photography" (published in Glasgow in 1841) being intended for the lay person. This, like all his publications, proved to be extremely popular.
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