Astronomical and navigational instruments, Herschel family, The Herschels as experimenters

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Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Object ID AST1030.58
Description Two handwritten notes dated 5 August 1897 and 9 June 1898. They appear to be describing chemistry experiments. These manuscripts come from a 14-drawer cabinet found in the Herschel family home in the 1950s. The contents of this and a similar cabinet seem to suggest that they were used by successive generations of the family to store specimens, material and apparatus for carrying out experiments.
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Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Materials paper
Measurements Sheet: 1 mm x 175 mm x 136 mm
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