|Description||Must decline the Company's estimate for the two 'Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society]' plates for the paper by Worthington and Cole, as submitted at £7.15 per plate of 800. The Society only has a certain amount to spend on this paper and they calculated about £5 per plate, the price they commonly pay. Observes that the Messrs price for the Ferrier and Turner plates a year or two ago was £7 per 1000, and recalls that the Messrs wrote at the time that in future their quotations for similar work would be considerably lower. |
If they wish to reduce their estimate, asks them to write promptly.