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Letters (1788-1839) Story, Rigby, Maskelyne and Lady Booth, 1788 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/10

Scope and Contents

Blue folder of letters relating to the family of Anthony Mervyn Story-Maskelyne. The letters were mainly sent to Margaret and Anthony, with some additional correspondence between other members of Anthony's family.
The letters to Margaret Story-Maskelyne include letters from her husband, her mother Sophia Maskelyne, her aunt Lady Booth, her mother-in-law, Biddy Story, and her husband's aunts. They also include two letters from George Airy and Mrs Pond relating to an incident in which Margaret was refused admittance to the Royal Observatory.
The letters are preceded by a (partial) handwritten index and Anthony Story-Maskelyne's family tree. The volume also includes a diary by Anthony (1824-1829), an invitation to dinner, and copies of portrait photographs.
All items have been numbered according to their original order in the file.


  • Creation: 1788 - 1950


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Biographical / Historical

Anthony Mervyn Story (1791-1879) married Margaret Maskelyne, daughter of the fifth Astronomer Royal in 1819. He formally changed the family name to Story-Maskelyne in 1845.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : Paper

Language of Materials


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.

Date information

DateText: chiefly c.1788-1852.

Finding aid date

2016-07-05 16:42:51+00:00

Repository Details

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