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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1842

Inventory Number: 48235
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Home-made envelope of plain brown paper. The wrapper (packet 8 in the Museum's numbering) is empty. It formerly contained prepared (sensitised) papers for cyanotype and related experiments, 716 being the chemical batch number, prepared in 1841 or 1842.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Prepared Blanks | Ammonio-Tartrate | of | Iron. | 716' 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
139 135 mm


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