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William James Herschel papers on fingerprinting, 1818-1932.
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 1; BANC MSS 92/630 z box 2; BANC MSS 92/630 z box 3; BANC MSS 92/630 z oversize folder 1; ...
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Title:

William James Herschel papers on fingerprinting, 1818-1932
Papers on the origin and early years of the science of fingerprinting, 1818-1932
Papers of Sir William James Herschel on the origin and early years of the science of fingerprinting
Sir William James Herschel papers on fingerprinting

Creator/Contributor:

Herschel, William James., creator

Abstract:

Contains correspondence, manuscripts of writings, photographs, printed documents, and original examples of fingerprints reflecting the origins and early years of the science. Includes several portraits of Herschel.

Date:

1818 (issued)

Subject:

Herschel, William James -- Archives
Herschel, William James -- Portraits
Fingerprints
Fingerprints -- Identification -- History

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE. Advance notice is required for use. RESTRICTED GLASS NEGATIVES in BOXES 4-8, 10: Use of glass negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Collection processed at folder level in 2007.
William James Herschel papers on fingerprinting, BANC MSS 92/630 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Wreden, William P.; 1961.
Gift; of Wreden, William P.; in 1961.
In English.
Sir William James Herschel, 2nd Baronet (9 January 1833-24 October 1917) is credited with being the first European to recognize fingerprints as a unique form of identification. A British officer based in Bengal, India, Herschel used fingerprints in lieu of a written signature on business contracts. He was born in Slough in Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire), a son of the astronomer, John Herschel.
Finding aid available in the library.

Type:

Photographs.

Physical Description:

print
10 boxes, 1 oversize folder (2.05 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 92/630 z box 1
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 2
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 3
BANC MSS 92/630 z oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 4
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 5
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 6
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 7
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 8
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 9
BANC MSS 92/630 z box 10
BANC MSS 92/630 z
BANC MSS 92/630 z

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE. Advance notice is required for use. RESTRICTED GLASS NEGATIVES in BOXES 4-8, 10: Use of glass negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

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National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections