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Document number: 08498
Date: 02 Jan 1862
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BREWSTER David
Collection: National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Collection number: 1937-5414
Last updated: 13th May 2010

Dear Mr Talbot

I thank you very much <1> for the Engravings <2> of Strasburg Cathedral, and Glenturret house. I got from the late Sir William Murray two beautiful photographs of Glenturret House, one of which is the original of your Engraving, so that I can see that the Engraving is a most perfect representation of the Photograph.

If you have engraved the Photograph of myself which you mentioned your intention of doing I should like to see it.

I am one of the Jury on Philosophical Instruments <3> &c &c.

I have taken Mount Lodge Portobello, <4> where we hope to be on the 8th or 9th.

I am, Ever Most Truly yrs
D Brewster

Allerly Melrose
Jany 2d 1862


1. Reply to Doc. No: 08488.

2. Photoglyphic engravings.

3. One of the adjudicating committees on prizes for exhibits in the International Exhibition of 1862. ‘Natural philosophy’ is an old name for physics.

4. On the Firth of Forth, about four miles northeast of the centre of Edinburgh. See also Doc. No: 08488.