326. Camden Road. N.
Sir, Mr Henneman <1> having told me the other day that you would like to have some photographic picture of mine to reproduce by your process<2> I have sent by Book Post – addressed to you, a few specimens, any one or two of which I should feel much pleasure in lending for the purpose – if you will kindly let me know which will best answer your purpose – I have for convenience sent them unmounted, but you will no doubt be able judge whether the quality of the negative is suited for your process
I am dear Sir, Yours truly,
H. F. Talbot Esqre F.R.S.
[envelope, "FB" monogram on flap:]
H. Fox Talbot Esre F.R.S.
1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813-1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT's valet, then assistant; photographer; opened calotype printing studio in Reading in 1843 and transferred to London in 1848.2. WHFT's photoglyphic engraving process. He required a transparency for this.