File 78 - James Clerk Maxwell: artwork, newscuttings, and a photograph of his wife Katherine

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Add. MS c/78


James Clerk Maxwell: artwork, newscuttings, and a photograph of his wife Katherine


  • 1843–1925 (Creation)

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Several items relating to James Clerk Maxwell:
A drawing of an acanthus with the story of the Corinthian capital on the verso, another drawing titled 'Head from an Etching by Rembrant' signed by Maxwell and dated 6 Feb. 1845, and a woodcut dated 1843 with several vignettes and his initials in centre.
A photograph of his wife Katherine and her dog, dated Sept. 1869.
Six press cuttings: one headed 'Professor Clerk Maxwell on the Telephone', an account of his Rede Lecture in the Cambridge Independent Press, 1 June 1878; three obituaries in The Daily News and The Edinburgh Courant in Nov. 1879; one an article headed 'Personality in Science' from the Times Literary Supplement 17 Sept. 1925; and a portrait from an unidentified newspaper.

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