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Astronomical Scrapbook of Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Volume 5, Mostly 1857-60

Inventory Number: 11896
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Brief Description: Contents include (see separate entries): cyanotype of a diagram of the orbit of Donati's comet.
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Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Part of the collections of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum. R. T. Gunther purchased various Hartwell House manuscripts and books from the Hartwell House sales in 1939.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Leather

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Blueprint of a Diagram of the Orbit of Donati's Comet, by Henry Perigal, November 12, 1858

Inventory Number: 11896
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Brief Description: In MS Gunther 38, f.18v, Hartwell House astronomical scrapbook, volume 5. Cyanotype (blueprint) astronomical diagram showing merely the elongated ellipse of 'The Orbit of Donati's Comet 1858', made by the geometrician Henry Perigal. Ink stains from writing opposite.
Primary Inscriptions: Intrinsic heading: 'The Orbit of Donati's Comet 1858'. Inscribed: 'J. Lee. 12 November 1858: a present from Mr. Perigal | The major axis to the minor 1 :: 12.62'.
Provenance: Presented by Dr A. E. Gunther in 1986. Part of the collections of his father R. T. Gunther, founding Curator of the Museum, previously on loan to the Museum. R. T. Gunther purchased various Hartwell House manuscripts and books from the Hartwell House sales in 1939. The blueprint was given to John Lee of Hartwell House by Henry Perigal in 1858.
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Leather

There are no associated narratives.

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