Monday 20th December
31 Sackville Street <1>
I called upon you today, but I had not the pleasure of finding you at home; I wished to ask you to engage a few of your friends to recommend me to the Royal Society, as my name has been proposed as a candidate for adoption. <2>
Believe me to remain Yours very truly
Henry Fox Talbot
1. 31 Sackville Street, London residence of the Feildings, often used as a London base by WHFT.
2. WHFT was elected FRS in March 1831.