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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, 1841

Inventory Number: 88285
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Home-made envelope made from part of the paper covers of a part-work [The Rhine, Italy, & Greece Illustrated, 1841], containing (on the inside of the envelope) an advertisement for the publication in January 1842 of Mrs Ellis, The Daughters of Britain, by Fisher, Son, & Co. Pinkish in colour. This serial publication (and possibly Mrs Ellis's work too) were among the sources for the engravings used in Herschel's experiments. The wrapper (packet 5 in the Museum's numbering) contains 14 raw paper samples.
Primary Inscriptions: 'No. [blank]. Blue Wove Post | Sixteenths of | 1 Sheet.' & 'No. [blank] Blue wove Post | Sixteenths of sheet' [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
145 139 mm


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