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John Benjamin Dancer:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Dancer, John Benjamin, 1812-1887
Title: John Benjamin Dancer Collection
Dates: 1764-1928, undated
Extent: 1 document box, 1 oversize box (2.42 linear feet)
Abstract: Includes one manuscript and one letter by the English instrument maker, optician, and photographic inventor John Benjamin Dancer. The bulk of the collection is made of letters received by Dancer from colleagues (including George Biddell Airy, Charles Darwin, Sir John Herschel, James Joule, and Charles Piazzi Smyth among others) and materials relating to Dancer or his family, including personal family records.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1052
Language: English and Latin
Access: Open for research

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Processed by: Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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