[written on the same sheet as a note from Henry Haig Banks - see Doc. No: 03411]
Engraving, Lithographic & General Printing Office
26, Waterloo Place.
Date: July 30 1861
H F Talbot Esq
The Glass with ruled lines you alude [sic] to in yours of the 24th has not been successful it is impossible to get a ground on such a large piece by means of heat. I have lost a large amount of time and material trying to get it done for you but to no purpose
However I will try some experiments with the ground in solution if you will give me authority to proceed, and can give time for it.