My dear Talbot
The Photogenics <1> are come & very satisfactory they are. The group <2> is our favorite here, and I should be vy thankful for 2 (may I say 3) copies more of it – The purple tint has the best effect; it is more mellow. I have not before seen Yr perspective view of the Chapel – It has come out very well, I shd like another copy of that. This is very unreasonable but I am in no hurry, so will call for them myself in the course of the Autumn – If we had made Bunbury <3> sit down & put a wheelbarrow opposite the long
side front of the Balcony what a pretty composition that would have made –
My Kind love to Lily.
Yrs vy Sincerly
1. That is, photogenic drawings.
2. For the image of this see ‘The Porch of Carclew, the Home of Sir Charles Lemon’, Schaaf 227, reproduced in Larry J Schaaf, The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), p. 122.
3. Charles James Fox Bunbury.