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Document number: 3411
Date: 30 Jul 1861
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BANKS Henry Haig
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA61-126
Last updated: 22nd March 2012

[written on the same sheet as a note from Alexander Banks - see Doc. No: 03412]

Engraving, Lithographic & General Printing Office
26, Waterloo Place.
Edinburgh

Date: July 30 1861

H F Talbot Esq

Sir /

With this you have proofs of three of the Blocks left with us

We have bestowed every care upon them but have failed to bring them up; you will see from the Impressions that they are much too Shallow for Type printing as no care in the world could prevent the Ink from going into the lines & covering the surface at the same time In cases where the work is vignetted & does not come up to the outer edge of the Block the surface beyond the work must be cut down considerably below the level so as to bring the Vignette up sharply & keep the edges clean

We have a number of your steel plates carefully tied up shall we keep them until you return to Edin, or send them to your present address?

We are Sir Yours respectfully
William Banks & Sons
pr Henry Banks