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

Inventory Number: 76953
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 13 in the Museum's numbering) contains 13 prepared (sensitised) papers treated with Herschel's chemical preparation 824, prepared in 1842, at the time of his cyanotype and related experiments.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Ferrotartaric Acid | 824.' on one 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
150 132 mm


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