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

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Astronomical Paintings, Drawings and Other Representations, 1677 - 1990

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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Watercolour paintings of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, by Christabel Airy and others, 1847 - 1880

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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