Copper & Steel Plate Printing Office,
78 Margaret St. Cavendish Sqre W.
11 Novr 1858
By rail I have sent 20 of each of 5 plates Also prfs of each of the last plates. I also send you prfs of each of all the plates used for the Photographic News <1> Altogether 6,000 have been printed from them and I think Messrs Petter & G <2> are satisfied with the result. There was hardly time to do them still it being important I managed to do them
I also send 24 highly polished plates. I had to send them back three times hence the delay
Trusting you will be satisfied with the result
I am Yr Obt Sert
H Fox Talbot Esq
I have reserved the last plate “Hall of Congress” in case it may be required.
1. WHFT produced photoglyphic engraving prints to accompany George Lumley's articles on the subject, and included ‘Bridge over the Moldau, Prague’; ‘Palace of the Duc de Montpensier, Seville’; ‘The New Louvre, Paris’; ‘The Gate of the Cathedral of San Gregorio, Valladolid’; and ‘The Institute of France’. See ‘Description of Mr Fox Talbot’s New Process of Photoglyphic Engraving’, Photographic News, v. 1 no. 7, 22 October 1858, pp. 73–75; and v. 1 no. 10, 12 November 1858, pp. 114–115.
2. Petter & Galpin Co, London printers; George William Petter (1823-1888) and Thomas Dixon Galpin (1828-1910).