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

Inventory Number: 63477
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Large sheet of plain paper loosely folded; watermarked 1818 and with a small brown stain. The wrapper (packet 23 in the Museum's numbering) contains 5 experimental photographs dating from June 1839.
The additional inscription '401' is not in Herschel's hand, though it is the chemical batch number on three of the experiments.
Primary Inscriptions: 'bleaching effects of | Hydriodate of | Potash' [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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