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Manuscript Note from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, 1842/43

Inventory Number: 91957
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Writer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Small paper, part of a letter to Herschel concerning building work, re-used (on the back) as scrap paper for three notes: older calculations (in pencil); note on photographic chemistry referring to chemical preparation 848 in his photographic experiments [suggesting a date about December 1842 or January 1843]; and notes of suggested names for a photographic process 'Cryptotype | Calyptotype | Lanthano-|-type' [probably for the latent images brought out by vapour, May 1843].
Primary Inscriptions:
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
108 92 mm

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