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Document number: 8663
Date: 03 Jun 1863
Dating: Mar or Jun? - reply to Doc 08715 of 2 Jun - Henry's is Doc 09247
Postmark: Edinburgh 3 Jun 1863
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BALFOUR John Hutton
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21790 (envelope)
Last updated: 20th November 2012

My Dear Sir

Many thanks for your kind offer <1> of a paper communication on the Photoglyph <2>. The Fern is admirably done. I shall be glad to have the use of the Steel plates<.> Will you kindly give me the title of your Communication at once as I want to insert it in the Botanical Society’s Billet, <3> so that it may be read there on Thursday the 11th before being printed as the Insertn in the Society’s Transactions as was done in the case of your previous Photoglyphs.

I am Yours Sincerely
J. H. Balfour

27 Inverleith Row
3 June 1863

H. F. Talbot Esq
Millburn Tower


1. See Doc. No: 08715, to which this is the reply.

2. This was published as "Photoglyphic Engraving of a Fern" in the Transactions of the Botanical Society (Edinburgh), v. 7, June 1863, pl. 14, p. 559. WHFT had earlier published in the same journal "Young Dragon trees, near Orotava, Teneriffe," March 1859, pl. 6.

3. The printed summary for the meeting - a newsletter.

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