Oct. 27 1876
Absence from home for a month or 6 weeks will prevent me from complying immediately with the request contained in your obliging letter, <1> but on my return home I will see what I can do. In the meanwhile I wish to enquire whether you would like to have specimens of my Photoglyphic Engraving? <2>
This process which I first published in 1853, for the first time gave permanence to photographs, by the employment of printer’s ink –
address Post Office, Bournemouth
I remain Yours very Truly
H. Fox Talbot
Dr J. Nicol, Edinburgh
2. WHFT sent photoglyphic engravings which were given eventually to the predecessor of the Royal Scottish Museum, National Museums of Scotland, but these have not been located.