To H. F. Talbot Esqe
After you had kindly noticed my communication, it would have been a pleasure to me if I had been able at once to have furnished you specimens, but I find that I have been premature in sending an [illegible], as the fixation is not as good as I could have wished. Since then, as far as my time and means have allowed, I have pursued the subject & intend doing so. Should I come to any more decided results, I will inform you. The distinctness is very great, but hardly equals the [illegible] of a Daguerrotype [sic] plate – it is about as 8 to 10 Some of the Drawings, when no precipitate has taken place are fixed by long soaking in cold water, but I find that in most cases, a precipitate has been formed, & to get rid of it is difficult & almost impossible –
I should at all times feel a diffidence in sending specimens to you, but should feel least hesitation if the process were complete.
I am Sir, Yours mot respfy
Malham in Craven
P.S. I trust the hurry in which I had sent off the last will be excused –
H. F. Talbot Esqe