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Wrapper from the Photographic Experiments of Sir John Herschel, c.1840

Inventory Number: 79691
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Re-used letter-cover addressed to 'Sir J. Herschel' and with wax seals; loosely folded as a simple folder. The wrapper (packet 22 in the Museum's numbering) contains 8 experimental photographs dating from June to August 1839.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Fixed, but | not bleached and | very badly in wand [sic] | of it' [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
188 109 mm


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