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Airy, Christabel, 1842 - 1917 (daughter of Sir George Biddell Airy)

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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical Paintings, Drawings and Other Representations, 1677 - 1990

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116
Scope and Contents Illustrative material collected from various parts of the Royal Observatory archival stores; chiefly images of Royal Observatory buildings at Greenwich. The first two series, the engravings of Francis Place, are perhaps the most celebrated. Other items of note include drawings, sketches and watercolours of the buildings at Greenwich by relatives of the Astronomer Royal, George Airy, including his sisters-in-law Elizabeth Smith (RGO 116/3) and Caroline Smith (RGO 116/4), and his...
Dates: 1677 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Family papers of George Biddell Airy

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450
Content Description A set of Airy Family papers passed down through the family by Hilda Routh (née Airy), daughter of Astronomer Royal, George Biddell Airy.It includes a set of letters sent to Hida Routh on her honeymoon (from George, her mother Richarda, and sister Christabel Airy), newspaper cuttings primarily relating to George B. Airy, and miscellanea. It also includes three framed items: a photograph of George B. Airy on his 90th birthday and two lithographic prints showing Airy and the Airy...
Dates: 1860 - 1875
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Family Papers of George Biddell Airy

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10452
Content Description

A set of papers relating to George B. Airy and his family, particularly Wilfred Airy. Includes correspondence, obituaries of George Airy, items relating to the erection of an obelisk at Playford, miscellaneous historical papers, and a substantial set of family photographs.

Dates: c.1812-1925; 1671
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Letter to Hilda Routh from 'Chrissie' [Christabel Airy], 4 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/6
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 4 September 1864
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 2 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/3
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 2 September 1864
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 8 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/10
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 8 September 1864
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 9 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/11
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 9 September 1864
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 10 September 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/12
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 10 September 1964
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 12 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/13
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 12 September 1864
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 18 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/21
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 18 September 1864
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Letter to Hilda Routh from Christabel Airy, 23 September 1864

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450/1/23
Scope and Contents From the File:

A set of letters sent to Hilda Routh, George Airy's eldest daughter, during her honeymoon in September 1864 by George Airy, his wife Richarda, Hilda’s sisters, Christabel and Annot, and brother Hubert. The letters are of a personal nature and are originally tied together with string.

Dates: 23 September 1864
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Watercolour paintings of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, by Christabel Airy and others, 1847 - 1880

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 116/5
Scope and Contents

A set of watercolour paintings of buildings and views of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich by Christabel Airy, daughter of Astronomer Royal, George Airy. The paintings were made on pages torn from sketchbooks of various sizes. Most were signed or initialled on the back by Christabel, sometimes with captions and/or dates. Accompanying the paintings is a list of five captions in the hand of George Airy [RGO 116/5/11].

Dates: 1847 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 10
Royal Greenwich Observatory (GBR/0180) 2
 
Type
Archival Object 10
Collection 2
 
Subject
Astronomy 2
Drawings 1
Engravings 1
Family records 1
Greenwich 1
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