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JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/19/1870 - HFSID 41578

JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL The English scientist signed this letter written on his behalf to a Bishop Manuscript Letter Signed: "J.F.W. Herschel", Three pages of text, 4½x7. Collingwood, 1870 June 19. To a Bishop inviting him and his chaplain for dinner.

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Condition: lightly creased
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JOHN F.W. HERSCHEL
The English scientist signed this letter written on his behalf to a Bishop
Manuscript Letter Signed: "J.F.W. Herschel", Three pages of text, 4½x7. Collingwood, 1870 June 19. To a Bishop inviting him and his chaplain for dinner. In Part: I was in hopes of having the pleasure of meeting you at dinner on Tuesday…”. British astronomer Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) pioneered celestial photography and carried out research on photo-active chemicals and the wave theory of light. During his career he named nearly a dozen moons in our solar system and introduced the use of the Julian day system for astronomical purposes. Herschel also developed a chemical method for "fixing" a photograph and coined the terms "photography" and "positive and negative" photographic images. Shaded. Soiled. Mounting remnants on verso show through. Lightly stained. Lightly creased. Folds, vertical fold touches "J". Pencil notes (unknown hand) at upper left.

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