122 Regent St
I have sent the cash statement for the month commencing Jany 9th & ending Feby 5th –
Also a list of the frames broken by the fall of the shelf – Mr Higgs admits that it was insecure –
Mr Henneman <1> wishes to know whether you approve of sending a “Lawyer’s letter” to some of those who have not paid their account
A. Harrison asked 2½ per cent on large, & 5 per cent on small sums, as commission for bad debts – to collect them –
I send by post a French Journal & the weekly Times there is an article in each upon Photography –
I do not know if the French article is worthy of your notice –
It will be received as truth by many –
Should you not, [sic] have mentioned other substances besides paper in your patent. Cannot a new patent be taken out, for a composition on glass talc &c. as perhaps giving a more perfect image? I thought it well to mention this, as I have heard different opinions from persons, who perhaps know nothing about patents – yet it may be advisable to enquire –
I remain Sir your most obedt Servt
T A. Malone
The Article in the weekly Times
b is by Dr Mackenzie <2> I think he might have given a more favourable notion –
H. F. Talbot Esqre. Lacock Abbey
1. Nicolaas Henneman (1813–1898), Dutch, active in England; WHFT’s valet, then assistant; photographer.
2. Dr Robert Shelton MacKenzie, an editor who had been an early supporter of WHFT’s photographs. This article was a comparison of the virtues of the calotype vs. the daguerreotype and MacKenzie hoped that it would please WHFT. [See Doc. No: 06089].