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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 scientists and astronomers; photographs; personal papers relating to Frank McClean's legal affairs, death and obituary notices. The collection also includes letters and papers of William Newsome McClean, and his family, in to the 20th century.


  • Creation: 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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


0.03 cubic metre(s) (2 archive boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Cambridge University Library in Nov. 2019.

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