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Document number: 06812
Date: 27 May 1853
Dating: 27th?
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BUNSEN Christian Karl Josias Frieherr von
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 8th March 2011

Prussia House 27 May 1853

My dear Sir

The bearer of these lines, M. Droege, has shown me your letter, <1> and reported to me the result of his conferences with Mr Bolton. <2> He wishes to obtain a few minutesí audience of yourself, as to the proofs of what he has hitherto done as a miniature painter, & as to the possibility of facilitating a useful enterprize to an artist, who by the illness & death of his wife, and by unfair treatment, experienced from his partner in the anastatic printing, has suffered severe losses. <3>

I can recommend M. Droege as a thoroughly honourable man, a true simple hearted artist, worthy of your kind consideration.

I remain My dear Sir Yours sincerely


1. Friedrich Droege, or Frederich Droge (1801-1854), German-born miniature painter, active in London, later a photographer. WHFT's letter has not been located; for Droege's letter to him, see Doc. No: 06770.

2. John Henry Bolton (1795-1873), solicitor, London.

3. This was probably Rudolph Appel, his partner in an anastatic printing business at 43, Gerard Street, London; the partnership was dissolved in December 1852.