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Copies of letters sent by Nevil Maskelyne and Lady Clive, 1763 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/5

Scope and Contents

Copies of letters written by Lady Clive to her brother Nevil Maskelyne (three letters dated 1775) and to Edmund Maskelyne (one letter dated 1766); originals are in the volume catalogued at RGO 218/9/1. Also, copies of two letters from Nevil Maskelyne to his brother Edmund (29 Dec. 1763, written from Barbados describing his observatory and experiences) and to Anthony Shepherd (written 15 Oct. 1764 on his return from Barbados, reporting his observations and thanking him for notification of the vacant post of Astronomer Royal at Greenwich). Also, list of letters copied by Anthony Story-Maskelyne; and a note on files relating to Maskelyne in the senior Bursar's books from Trinity College Cambridge dated 1917.


  • Creation: 1763 - 1917


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7 item(s) : Paper

1 folder(s) (original folder)

Language of Materials


Date information

DateText: later copies of letters dated c.1763-1775, with note dated 1917.


Maskelyne, Anthony Mervyn Story- (1791-1879)

Finding aid date

2016-06-20 10:03:22+00:00

Repository Details

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