London, 5, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
May 11th 1853
I have the honour to thank you for two sets of specimens of photographic engraving, and when I have had time to consider how they may be profitably employed for the illustration of subjects of natural history, I will write again.
As I am myself the editor of the Literary Gazette, <1> and have no partner, either in it or in the publishing business here, I will, if you please, return the second set of specimens, or hand them over to anyone to whom you may wish them given.
I am, Sir, Your very obedt Servant
H. Fox Talbot Esqr
1. He was editor and proprietor of The Literary Gazette and Journal of belles lettres, science and art, from 1850–1858.