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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, 1841

Inventory Number: 24319
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Home-made envelope made from part of the paper covers of a part-work [The Rhine, Italy, & Greece Illustrated, 1841], containing (on the inside of the envelope) part of the front cover title etc. Pinkish in colour. This serial publication was one of the sources for the engravings used in Herschel's experiments. The wrapper (packet 6 in the Museum's numbering) contains 22 raw paper samples.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Thin Foreign Post | Blanks.' on 1 side only [in Herschel's hand].
Provenance: Presented by Miss Herschel and Lady Lubbock in 1928. They were the two surviving and youngest children of Sir John Herschel (Francisca and Constance).
Collection Group: Herschel's Photographic Experiments
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
130 136 mm


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