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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1840

Inventory Number: 25190
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Loosely folded plain paper, with a purple stain and black stains at the creases. The wrapper (packet 28 in the Museum's numbering) contains 16 items: 6 experimental photographs, 9 unused (black) prepared papers, and a printed instruction leaflet, given to Herschel by Robert Hunt in 1839.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Hunts Positive | Photogc paper | & drawings' [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


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