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McClean, Frank, 1837-1904 (civil engineer and astronomer)

 Person

Biography

Frank McClean (1837-1904), civil engineer and astronomer, was born at Glasgow on 13 November 1837. He entered Westminster School in 1850, then proceeded in 1853 to the University of Glasgow, and in 1855 to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained a scholarship and from where he graduated twenty-seventh wrangler in 1859. After articled training as an engineer, in 1862 he became a partner in his father's company. McClean permanently distinguished himself as a benefactor of astronomical education. McClean died in Brussels on 8 November 1904.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Frank McClean: Letter to W. Aldis Wright, 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/838
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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).
 Fonds

Papers of Frank McClean

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10348
Scope and Contents Letters, photographs and notebooks of Frank McClean and family. Comprises: student notebook, University of Glasgow, on William Thomson's [Lord Kelvin's] classes in Natural Philosophy, 1854-5; student notebook, Trinity College, Cambridge; letters from Frank McClean to his father, John Robinson McClean, and to his son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; letters from Ellen McClean to her son, William Newsome McClean, serving in South Africa; pocket diaries; correspondence from...
Dates: 1847 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Astronomy 1
Boer War (1899-1902) 1
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