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Family papers of George Biddell Airy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10450

Content Description

A set of Airy Family papers passed down through the family by Hilda Routh (née Airy), daughter of Astronomer Royal, George Biddell Airy.

It includes a set of letters sent to Hida Routh on her honeymoon (from George, her mother Richarda, and sister Christabel Airy), newspaper cuttings primarily relating to George B. Airy, and miscellanea. It also includes three framed items: a photograph of George B. Airy on his 90th birthday and two lithographic prints showing Airy and the Airy family's cottage at Playford.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1875



0.023 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box containing 3 framed items, 1 folder) : paper; glass

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nicole Swengley and Kristian Perry on 14th June 2023.

Related Materials

Further Airy Family Papers are held at MS Add.9383, MS Add.10214, and MS Add.10452. The Papers of George Biddell Airy are at RGO 6.


Catalogued by Dr Emma Saunders, June 2023.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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