33 Regent Street
Sep. 9. 1839
The Silvering <1> is so thin that I find it will be impossible entirely to remove the Scratches – I have however done the best I can.
I have no doubt that I can get the photogenic paper rolled as you wish, but I will make further enquiries
Yr most Obt srt
H. F. Talbot Esq
I will also ascertain what you require in reference to the Hollow Rollers & Bramahs <2> Press –
1. Probably the silvering of plates for making a daguerreotype-like image, which WHFT was experimenting with in September 1839. See Larry J. Schaaf, ‘September 11’, Records of the Dawn of Photography: Talbot’s Notebooks P & Q (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), p. 99.
2. The engineering firm descended from Joseph Bramah (1748–1814), pioneer of hydraulics and inventor.