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Document number: 7821
Date: 02 Mar 1859
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HOVELL John Rayner
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Belle vue – Hastings.

2nd March 1859. –


I thank you much for the kind explanation of your photoglyphic process and its capabilities for engraving the large piece of penmanship I mentioned. I fear however that the size you recommend for trial is too small to allow some of the minute writing to be rendered sufficiently distinct for utility –

We must however try the effect first with photographic printing, and if the result is satisfactory, I will so far take advantage of your very kind and liberal proposal, as to forward you a print and seek again your very obliging advice and assistance

I am Sir Very faithfully Yours

John Rayner Hovell

H F Talbot Esq

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