Clive, Robert, 1725 - 1774 (1st Baron Clive, Governor of Bengal)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
This series comprises four folders of letters sent by Lady Clive to her brother Nevil Maskelyne, her niece Margaret Maskelyne, and to other family members. The letters span 55 years, from 1762 until Lady Clive's death on 28 Dec. 1817. Many mention astronomy, including sightings of the great comet of 1811.
The series also includes a set of copies of family letters (including some written by Nevil Maskelyne), and notes by Theresa Story-Maskelyne on the letters of Lady Clive.
Set of notes originally tied with the memorandum book at RGO 218/2/1 [compiled by ?Nevil Maskelyne]. The notes concern genealogy (including births, deaths and marriages) and family and professional accounts, and include a sketch of two figures seated under a tree.
A brief account book and diary by W. Turner of a voyage to India, 1764-1765, referring to Nevil Maskelyne and Lord Clive (Turner sailed on board the Prince of Wales Indiaman and met both gentlemen while his ship was anchored in Table Bay). The account book also includes a brief note on the text.