Royal Polytechnic Insn <1>
With many thanks I beg to forward your Calotypes & also this weeks No of the Illustrated Review that you may peruse it – & if you will favor it with a paper you will much oblige <2>
Dr Sir yours respectfully & truly
Robt J Longbottom
Hy Fox Talbot Esq
1. This was also the home of Richard Beard’s daguerreotype studio.
2. This was the Illustrated Polytechnic Review and Weekly Record of Science, the Fine Arts, and Literature. Nothing by WHFT appeared in volumes 1 or 2, covering through 1844.