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Nicéphore Niépce letters, 1816-1839

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: X019.6402 N552
Bib ID 4079167 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Niépce, Nicéphore, 1765-1833
Title Nicéphore Niépce letters, 1816-1839
Physical Description 2 portfolios (2 portfolios (54 items))
Language(s) English .

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Photostats of letters from Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce to Claude Niépce, written from St. Loup and Chalon sur Saône, all but two in the years 1816-1817. Much of the material in the letters relates to photography and these have been published in part in Foque's LA VÉRITÉ SUR L'INVENTION DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE; NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE, SA VIE, SES ESSAIS, SES TRAVAUX (Paris, 1867).

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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

The negative photostats are in reverse exposure and can be read only with a mirror.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nicéphore Niépce letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

An English translation of Fouque's book was made by Mr. Edward Epstean in 1938.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Photostats (negative and positive)

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Chalon-sur-Saône (France) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Niepce, Claude, 1763-1828 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photography -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photography -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saint Loup (France) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

French chemist who originated a photographic process. He worked with Daguerre who perfected Niépce's discovery after the latter's death.