122 Regent St
To H F Talbot Esqr
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter The great political changes that have lately taken place have certainly injuriously affected trade The principal Daguerreotypists have not taken sufficient money to meet their expenses this I know from themselves The great influx of English & Foreign families from the Continent it is hoped will remove the present depression As far as dealers in provisions & clothes are concerned there can be no doubt but It is not so certain that there will be money to spare for luxuries.
Mr Henneman <1> & myself do not think the uncertainty is sufficient to warrant an alteration in our plans. With your aid & patronage we think much may be done
The arrangements necessary for the transfer of the Establishment should not be postponed
too longer than is convenient to yourself as the season is coming on & we cannot make a catalogue without seeing some of the negatives now in your possession.
I am Sir yours most obediently
T A Malone
PS. I hope soon to be able to use the Sulphate of Iron successfully.
have you any idea of the cause of its uncertainty
H F Talbot Esq
1. Nicolaas Henneman (18131898), Dutch, active in England; WHFTs valet, then assistant; photographer.