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Document number: 7773
Date: 12 Dec 1858
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SUTTON Thomas
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA58-117
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Jersey – Decr 12th /58

Dear Sir/

I received your kind present of the photo-glyphs a few days ago – I can assure you I am greatly pleasured to <observe?> the process which you have achieved. As for grain which I feared there would be, the most fastidious critic would hardly find any, and the delicacy of the detail is capital.

The only fault appears to be in some of them a little want of half tone, which I have no doubt is the fault of the negative being too dense; and also a faded look about the ink in places – as if they had not been well printed –

I have compared the Photoglyphs with some Photo-galvanographs, and certainly the former carry off the palms.

Permit me then to congratulate you greatly on the process which you have already acheived <sic>, and to hope great things from your future efforts –

You may have heard that my place has been lately burnt down, and I am hardly yet to rights again, but as soon as I can get out to take 2 or 3 negatives I will do so and send them to you – But this season is against photographic operations out-of-doors.

Believe me Dear Sir

very faithfully

Thomas Sutton

You will be greatly amused by a letter from M. Voigtlander in my next No of Notes.

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