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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1839

Inventory Number: 73480
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel William Henry Fox Talbot
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Loosely-folded paper with Britannia watermark, and exhibiting very interesting stains, mostly purplish but also turquoise, brown, etc. The inscription does not appear to be Herschel's hand, so is probably Talbot's. The wrapper (packet 26 in the Museum's numbering) contains 6 experimental photographs given to Herschel by W. H. Fox Talbot in 1839.
Primary Inscriptions: 'not fixed' [probably in Talbot'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
116 136 mm


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