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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, 1842/43

Inventory Number: 30634
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Sheet of paper off-white (natural) colour one side and black other (looks dark blue where it overlaps the edges), loosely folded with dark side inwards, brownish stains on front. A second, smaller wrapper (11886) of the same paper is contained within. The wrappers (packet 33 in the Museum's numbering) contain 3 experimental photographs dated December 1842 and a manuscript note by Herschel.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Mercurial | Photographs.' [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
153 121 mm


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