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Document number: 8216
Date: Sat 13 Oct 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BANKS William
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA60-96
Last updated: 22nd March 2012

[engraved notepaper:]
Engraving, Lithographic & General Printing Office
26 Waterloo Place.
Edinburgh

Oct 13th 1860
Saturday

Sir/

With this you will receive 2 new steel plates, & 1 old one, that has been repolished. Also 20 of each of 5 plates as a sample of the paper & style of printing the cost of Paper & printing pr 100 such as sent 8vo Demy 60 lb. weight, & of finest quality, will be 6/ pr 100

I deeply regret the long delay with these, caused first by the difficulty of procuring the steel to our mind, & the only house that could supply us with proper quality, having been unable to do so, for the fact of their rebuilding their premises. If however these 2 sample plates are to your mind, we shall now be able to give you any quantity in a short time. A pressure of all sorts of printing during the last 3 months, prevented our making a trial with the 5 engraved plates sent me. If I am favoured with yr further commands as regards the steel plates & printing, you may rely upon immediate attention.

I am Sir Yours respectfully
William Banks

H F Talbot
Lacock abbey [sic]
Chippenham

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