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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, 1841

Inventory Number: 83641
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created: 1841
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Loosely folded packet made from a printed circular consisting of an announcement or prospectus for a new scientific society, headed 'The | Scientific Society of London. | Synopsis', with text both sides, from George F. Fordham and dated January 1, 1841. The wrapper (packet 19 in the Museum's numbering) contains 60 experimental photographs dating from 1839. Along with some of the contents of packet 34 it includes what Herschel evidently considered the best of his 1839 experimental results with silver-based processes.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Pretty good | Photogs' [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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