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

Inventory Number: 99569
Object Type:
Persons: Sir John Frederick William Herschel (Writer)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1928-71
Brief Description: Small paper with pencil notes by Herschel dated December 28 [probably 1842], relating to experiments in photographic chemistry and the action of light, with sketch graphs of the colour spectrum and mention of the 'thermic spot' (companion of 18517, 13106, and 81984).

For fuller descriptive and historical commentary see narratives.
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
95 79 mm


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