March 18 / 61
The print y hve sent is mch too large. I have not leisure ^
at prest t to engrave so large ones it at prest. If y refer to my last lr you will see that I asked for
A small line engravg wd be the thing –
am do not think a persl intervw wd be of no use any utility at prest, for ^ shd I shd not like to join a compy wth so few as 7 shareholdrs, unless I knew them all persly & I am only acqd wth yrself & Mr Pretsch. I therefore think my own proposn was a preferable one, besides being as I am informed an arrangemt of a customary kind where patented inventns are employd under a licence
March 18, 1861
The print you have sent <1> is much too large. I have not leisure
at present to to engrave so large ones it at present. If you refer to my last letter you will see that I asked for <2> A small line engraving would be the thing –
am do not think a personal interview would be of no use any utility at present, for should I should not like to join a company <3> with so few as seven shareholders, unless I knew them all personally and I am only acquainted wth yourself and Mr Pretsch. <4> I therefore think my own proposition <5> was a preferable one, besides being as I am informed an arrangement of a customary kind where patented inventions are employed under a licence.
1. Print not located.
3. Paul Pretsch (1808–1873), Austrian photographer & inventor; founder of the Photogalvanographic Company.
4. A proposal was afoot to set up a photographic-engraving company with Pretsch and others.