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Document number: 7730
Date: 04 Nov 1858
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: GAMBART Jean Joseph Ernest Theodore
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA58-95
Last updated: 17th May 2013

25 Berners Street
Oxford Street
4th November 58

Dear Sir

I have read with much interest your letter about your new discoveries to transfer Drawings & Pictures to Steel Plates. – I am engaged in the publication of D. Maclise’s history of the Norman conquest which was Exhibited at the Royal Accademy [sic] last year – the work consist [sic] in 44 Black Lead pencil drawings of the Size of about 24 inches by 7 & I wish to have them all reproduced upon steel or copper by the process you have discovered & it strikes me that this discovery is specialy [sic] adapted to the translation of Maclises Drawings which I have in vain attempted since 18 months to get Satisfactorily Engraved in line – would you try one? I can send you one of the drawings directly & could you recommend me a proper person to execute the work you so ably describe –

I remain faithfly yrs
E Gambart

H. F. Talbot Esqr