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

Inventory Number: 23028
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 10 in the Museum's numbering) is empty. It formerly contained prepared (sensitised) papers for cyanotype and related experiments, 816 and 817 being chemical batch numbers, prepared in 1842.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Nos. 816, 817 | 816. ACI + Cor Sub = Measures | 817 ACI + Cor Sub + [?]Sul Soda cryst' on one side only [ammonium citrate, corrosive sublimate; 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
148 132 mm


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