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At a Glance
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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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nicéphore Niépce letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
An English translation of Fouque's book was made by Mr. Edward Epstean in 1938.
Type of reproduction--Photostats (negative and positive)
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
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.