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Astronomical calculations in Asia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 69

Scope and Contents

Calculations made during Clementi's journey through India, Tibet and China, 1907-1908.


  • Creation: 1907 - 1911

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Biographical / Historical

Sir Cecil Clementi (1875-1947) was born in Cawnpore on 1 September 1875. He attended St Paul's School and Magdalen College, Oxford, and was posted to Hong Kong in 1899, where he was a land officer and police magistrate, 1903-1906. He travelled widely before becoming Colonial Secretary of British Guiana, 1913-1922, and of Ceylon, 1922-1925. Clementi was Governor of Hong Kong, 1925-1930, and Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States, 1930-1934. He died in High Wycombe on 5 April 1947.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Lady Clementi.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes photographs of Clementi's visit to Kelantan, 18 June 1930 (BAM 6/20), and to Kuala Krai, Ulu Kenantan, 19 June 1930 (BAM 6/21).


This collection level description was created by RAS. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Cecil Clementi in L.G. Wickham Legg and E.T. Williams, eds, 'Dictionary of national biography', 1941-1950 (Oxford University Press, 1959), pp. 156-158.


Clementi, Sir, Cecil, 1875-1947, Knight and colonial administrator

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