From William Bernhard Tegetmeier 8 January [1868?]1
The Field. | 346, Strand, | London, W.C.
Jany. 8 186
I have long been desirous of obtaining your photograph; but have never seen any for sale.— On walking down Chancery Lane to day I saw a “Carte” of yours by Maull 62 Cheapside and 187a Piccadilly2
The vendor told me that he had not put the name as he was not sure about it.— That he had long been wanting to get the Cartes and that he should order some more at once before the sale was stopped
Thinking it very probable that they may have been sold without your consent I write a hurried line to apprise you do not trouble to write an acknowledgement
Yours truly in haste | W B Tegetmeier
C Darwin Esq
Pray excuse me if I have troubled you without cause
Has seen CD’s "carte" offered for sale.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4971,” accessed on 10 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4971