Copper & Steel Plate Printing Office,
78 Margaret St. Cavendish Sqre W.
6 Novr 1858
I have to take 100 prfs upon india of each of the small plates before the writing is put in that will excuse some little delay <1> As soon as done prfs shall be forwarded to you I have had some difficulty in obtaining the highly polished plates Three times I have returned them I hope to have them back to day when they shall be forwarded.
I am Yr Obt Sert
H Fox Talbot Esq
1. WHFT produced photoglyphic engraving prints to accompany George Lumley's articles on the subject, and included ‘Bridge over the Moldau, Prague’; ‘Palace of the Duc de Montpensier, Seville’; ‘The New Louvre, Paris’; ‘The Gate of the Cathedral of San Gregorio, Valladolid’; and ‘The Institute of France’. See ‘Description of Mr Fox Talbot’s New Process of Photoglyphic Engraving’, Photographic News, v. 1 no. 7, 22 October 1858, pp. 73–75; and v. 1 no. 10, 12 November 1858, pp. 114–115. The special proofs were for his private distribution to interested parties.