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Lady Margaret Clive's letters, 1762 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9
Scope and Contents

This series comprises four folders of letters sent by Lady Clive to her brother Nevil Maskelyne, her niece Margaret Maskelyne, and to other family members. The letters span 55 years, from 1762 until Lady Clive's death on 28 Dec. 1817. Many mention astronomy, including sightings of the great comet of 1811.
The series also includes a set of copies of family letters (including some written by Nevil Maskelyne), and notes by Theresa Story-Maskelyne on the letters of Lady Clive.

Dates: 1762 - 1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letters sent by Lady Clive vol. I, 1762 - 1805

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/9/1
Scope and Contents A blue folder of c.47 letters sent by Lady Clive to her brothers, Edmund and Nevil Maskelyne, her niece, Margaret Maskelyne, and other family members. The file also includes an index, biographical notes about Lord and Lady Clive, a family tree, a history of two globes kept in the library at Basset Down, and an account of her son and daughter-in-law's arrival in India (1798). Many letters are preceded by a later note on their content. Many discuss astronomy, in which Lady Clive took great...
Dates: 1762 - 1805
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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