122 Regent Street
1 July 1853
I exceedingly regret that I have been so unfortunate as not having had the honor of meeting with you the several times you have been in town since I last wrote.
If still disengaged may I ask the favor of answering this so as to enable me to fulfill the duties you require by Stating the Particulars when I will most cheerfully render you all the assistance in my power to elucidate the same by an immediate and strict attention to your interests.
Mr Henneman <1> desires his most respectful complts
I am Sir Your Very Obliged Sevt
H.F. Talbot Esqr
[envelope - rear flap blindstamped "Henneman & Co/Photographers on Paper to the Queen/122 Regent Street":]
H. F. Talbot Esqre.
Envelope:W. H. Talbot Esq.
1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer.