Nevil Maskelyne: Personal and Family Papers, 1749 - 1950
Scope and Contents
The collection includes an account and diary of a voyage to India mentioning Nevil Maskelyne and Lord Clive, twelve memoranda books and one account book belonging to Maskelyne, and a catalogue and list of his books. There is also a set of documents relating to the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
The letters include four volumes written by Lady Margaret Clive (née Maskelyne, sister of Nevil), many of which were to Nevil's daughter Margaret and concern astronomy, a volume of further letters received by Margaret Maskelyne, and a volume of letters relating to the family of her husband Anthony Story-Maskelyne.
Items are arranged in ten series, with items previously deposited at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre listed first (items RGO.218/1-5), followed by those previously deposited at the British Library (items RGO.218/6-10).
- 1749 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access
5 archive box(es) (5 boxes) : Paper
Language of Materials