62 Tachbrook Street
February 9th /59
To/ W. H. F. Talbot Esquire
I regret exceedingly your answer in the negative If you would favour me with your approval it might be a good opening for me to repay my past years of labour providing my endeavours had meet with success and I think I should. I returne Honourd Sir my humble Sincear thanks for your kind permission to work for the palace but I fear as there was previously to my discovering the improved process or receiving your consent a dispute respecting the right of Working the old process of Photogalvanography which circumstance I think will prevent my further patronage as I suppose they do not like to be mixed up in it and I believe their opinion is that my statements are mearly a modifycation of Photogalvanography as the inclosed which I receaved from Dr Becker, will prove I beg Honourd Sir to solicit a few lines in reply to this
I have the Honour to be Sir Your humble Obedient Servant
January 20, 59
Dr Becker in answer to Mr Wards note of the 17th Jan: has to inform him that His Royal Highness has no commands for him for the execution of any photogalvanic plates.
W. H. F. Talbot Esquire