Collection of John Herschel's notebooks

Made:
1813-1870
maker:
Herschel, John Frederick William

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The notebooks are entitled: 'Experiments in various subjects viz optical, chemical and nonsensical and queer things miscellaneously arranged for the benefit of posterity'. They record Herschel's optical, chemical and photographic experiments in chronological order from experiment number 17 in 1813 to experiment number 1,820 in 1870. There is also a 7-sheet list of chemical expenses dated 1814–1816.

Details

Extent:
4 volumes
Identifier:
MS/0478