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James Clerk Maxwell: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8385

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the executorship papers of Mrs Maxwell, letters and a speech by William Garnett.


  • Creation: 1879-1931


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 (


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Nos. 1-4 were received from Messrs Mackenzie and Black, Edinburgh, by Dr Thomas K. Simpson of St John's College, Mayland, U.S.A., who presented them to Library in 1968. Nos. 5-10 were received from John Garnett by Dr Thomas K. Simpson, who presented them to the Library in 1971.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds other correspondence and papers of Maxwell, MSS.Add.7655 and 8375.

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Repository Details

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