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Bound Photographic Reproduction of the Photogenic Drawing on Glass by Sir John Herschel of Sir William Herschel's Forty-Foot Telescope at Slough, 1890 and 1907

Inventory Number: 13193
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel Sir William James Herschel
Date Created: 1890
Accession Number: 1982-104
Brief Description: Bound version, the 1890 circular copy image with surrounding title and text (part of the photograph, as in 63438) mounted inside the right-hand leaf of a red leather binding with gold-decorated internal margins, and an additional untitled text (printed) mounted on the facing leaf. Together with Sir W. J. Herschel's letter to H. H. Turner, 1907, tipped in, and the University Observatory's printed label, 1930, pasted on to that. Additional inscriptions have been made on the photographic reproduction, including 'To Professor H. H. Turner with the best respects of' before the signatures of the three Herschel brothers (which are within the photographic reproduction). The wording of the letter makes it clear that Sir W. J. Herschel, himself a photographic experimenter, made the postive copies from his father's glass negative himself. The image in this version is much darker than 63438; there is also a lantern slide version (13194).
For the texts see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: See narratives.
Provenance: Transferred from the Department of Astrophysics (University Observatory), Oxford, in 1982. Purchased by the Observatory from the Executors of H. H. Turner in 1930. Presented to Turner in 1907 by Sir William J. Herschel, who made the reproduction in 1890, and also had this copy bound (see accompanying letter).
Collection Group: University Observatory Collection
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
207 169 mm


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