April 4. 1840
I am much obliged to you for sending me your remarks on the Heat of Vapours &c. <1> and request your acceptance in return of a few photographs inclosed all of which are done with the Cam. Obscura, <2> except the facsimile of Byron’s writing. <3>
Yours very truly
1. Letter not located. Lubbock probably sent WHFT a copy of his recently published On the heat of vapours and on astronomical refractions (London: Knight, 1840).
2. Camera obscura.
3. WHFT made 4 negatives of a stanza from the ‘Ode to Napoleon’, in Lord Byron’s hand. One of these, Schaaf 604, is pictured in Larry J. Schaaf, The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), p. 78.