122 Regent Street
London 8th November 1847.
H. F. Talbot Esqre
Annexed I beg to hand you an account of the past week’s Cash transactions –
A Camera &c is now ready for the Surgeon of the 1st Regt Life Guards, <1> who I expect will be here this week to take instructions ere proceeding to India, this Gent. was recommended by an officer in the same Regiment who had his instructions and Camera &c about a fortnight back, this latter Gent was brought here by Lord Beresford – <2>
Lovejoy has not yet paid; Malone <3> asked for the Money when last in Reading, the answer was that Lovejoy <4> will be in Town in a few days, this is the same as he told Harrison about six weeks back. I think that should Lovejoy require more sun Pictures at any future period, that [sic] he be made to pay Cash for them deducting one third –
I remain Yours truly
Tobias S. Telfer.
1. Dr Alexander Elliot Campbell (1809-1848). He received his degree from the University of Glasgow and married the Principal's daughter. Nothing is known of his photographic work.
2. None of the other officers of the 1st Regiment has been identified as a photographer. He was recommended by Lord William Beresford, Captain (1762-1850).
3. Thomas Augustine Malone (1823-1867), chemist. From 1848-1851, he was in partnership with Nicolaas Henneman as Henneman & Malone, Photographers on Paper to the Queen. His ill health forced the dissolution of the partnership by July 1851.
4. George Lovejoy (1808-1883), bookseller, Reading.