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

Inventory Number: 64165
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Loosely folded plain paper, no other marks. The wrapper (packet 20 in the Museum's numbering) contains 33 experimental photographs dating from 1839.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Class. E | Trials of processes | for fixing --[long dash]' [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
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
123 185 mm

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