Letters to the Editor.
Reading the numerous Photographic Journals of the 1850s there often insightful and educational letters to the editor . Often the authors of these letters chose to remain annonymous , signing off with just their initials , or using a nom e plume such as X (probably Thomas Sutton replying to himself as editor) Old Hypo , Lilly White and Dr R. Here are some by Dr R who's letters come up from consistently over the years. I will update these as I find them.
Photographic Notes May 1864.
In praise of the Squire .
To the Editor of photographic notes.
I have recently used a lens made by Squire and Co of 52 King William Street London , during a very successful trip to Edinburgh with my associate the very talented Caddy . It is inscribed Carte De Visite and I believe it is of a design by Mr Petzval . We made several portraits with this lens and it produce beautifully artistic results when combined with the almost redundant Calotype process . I could not be more pleased and wholeheartedly recommend this to your readers.
I am Sir
Dr R .