Lady Margaret Clive's letters, 1762 - 1917
Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1762 - 1917
- From the Management Group: Royal Greenwich Observatory (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Lady Margaret Clive (1735-1817, née Maskelyne) was the sister of 5th Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne. She married Robert Clive of India on 18 February 1753 in Madras. They had nine children.
6 folder(s) : Paper
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
These items were on temporary deposit at the British Library before they were acquired by Cambridge University Library from the estate of Mrs Pamela Susan Arnold-Forster in 2015.
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