Pater Noster Row
My dear Sir,
I have this morning called on Mr J. Calcott [sic] Horsley, a nephew of Sir A Calcott [sic],<1> who has taken a very great interest in your process and will be quite willing to assist in the arrangement of some out of door tableaux. He is for the next ten days incessantly occupied with his Fresco.<2>
having Mr Horsley would meet you on Sunday at my house No 2 Hanover Terrace either at dinner at 7 oclock [sic], or at 2 o’clock on the same day if more convenient to you, when he would be happy to confer with you on the matter. He names Sunday, it being the only day he does not devote to his painting. I enclose you his address,
I have the specimens at my house, with which Mr Horsley is delighted.
My dear Sir, faithfully yours
I have some etching & engravings well adapted, I believe, to your purpose.
1. John Callcott Horsley (1817–1903), painter. Sir Augustus Wall Callcott (1791–1844), landscape painter. There is no mention of WHFT or photography in John Callcott Horsley, R.A., edited by Mrs Edmund Helps, Recollections of a Royal Academician (New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1903).
2. Horsley had been commissioned to produce one of the frescos for the new House of Commons building.