Tenniel writes to the publisher of "Punch", Frederick Evans. "My dear Evans, This is to thank you very much indeed for the cheques and to say that if my frequent applications have been in any way troublesome and annoying to you, how much I regret it - and to assure you that they have been no less so as to myself. I quite agree with you that the present mode of settlement is more agreeable to me, sincerely so. We don't have this till... so you shall have the zinc drawing tomorrow afternoon. I am quite curious to see the result of the experiment...." Signed, "John Tenniel." The experiment was the use of a zinc plate for engraving rather than the conventional steel plate. Tenniel was known for his illustrations of "Aesop's Fables" and for his political cartoons appearing in "Punch" before his close association with Charles L. Dodgson's, aka Lewis Carroll drawings for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1866) and "Through the Looking-Glass" (1870).