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Airy, Sir George Biddell (1801-1892) Knight, astronomer and mathematician

GB/NNAF/P152922   (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P269)

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Scopecorresp and papers as Astronomer Royal
RepositoryCambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Record ReferenceRGO 6
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 22822 Greenwich Observator
Other referenceseeHMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
Scope1828-48: journals, diaries and memoranda
RepositoryCambridge University Archives
Record ReferenceObsy H.1 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 43261
Scopecorresp
RepositoryWellcome Library
Record ReferenceMS.7108
Other referenceseeAnnual review 1994-95
Scopebiography with his MS notes
RepositoryNatural History Museum
Record ReferenceL MSS HUN link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 39241
Scopec1836-63: corresp rel to London University
RepositoryLondon University: Senate House Library
Record ReferenceMS 929 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Other referenceseeGuide to archives and MSS in University of London vol 1 1984
Scope1826-55: letters (20) to Charles Babbage
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceAdd MSS 37183-86, 37194, 37196
Scope1851-77: letters (45) to James Bosanquet
RepositoryRoyal Astronomical Society Library
Record ReferenceMS Add 89
Other referenceseeMemoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
Scope1845-46: corresp with Lord Ellenborough
RepositoryThe National Archives
Record ReferencePRO 30/12 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Scopecorresp with James Forbes
RepositorySt Andrews University Library
Record Referencemsdep7 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 13132
Scope1860-68: letters from JP Gassiot
RepositoryThe National Archives
Record ReferenceBJ1 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Scopeletters to Sir David Gill
RepositoryRoyal Geographical Society
Record ReferenceDOG link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Other referenceseeRGS archives p163
Scopeletters (11) to James Glaisher
RepositoryRoyal Astronomical Society Library
Record ReferenceMSS Glaisher
Other referenceseeMemoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
Scope1837-59: letters to S Grimaldi
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceAdd MS 34189
Scope1824-75: corresp with Sir John Herschel
RepositoryRoyal Society
Record ReferenceJFWH link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 8803
Scope1836-70: corresp with Sir John Herschel
RepositoryUniversity of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 13677 Herschel
Scopeletters to Lord Arthur Charles Hervey
RepositoryOxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts
Record ReferenceMS Eng lett c 297
Scope1837, 1861-63: corresp with John Lee
RepositoryCentre for Buckinghamshire Studies
Record ReferenceD/X720
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 24572 Lee
Scope1860-63: letters to Sir George Cornewall Lewis
RepositoryNational Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
Record ReferenceHarpton Court
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 22798 Duff Gordon
Scopeletters to Sir Norman Lockyer
RepositoryUniversity of Exeter Library (Special Collections)
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 11128
Scope1829-60: letters to Sir John Lubbock
RepositoryRoyal Society
Record ReferenceJWL link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Scope1835-65: corresp with Sir Charles Lyell
RepositoryEdinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Record ReferenceLyell 1
Scope1835-46: corresp with Sir Robert Peel
RepositoryBritish Library, Manuscript Collections
Record ReferenceAdd MSS 40414-593 passim
Scope1836-58: letters to Baden Powell
RepositoryOxford University: Museum of the History of Science
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 9532 Oxford scientific
Scope1861-83: letters to Bartholomew Price
RepositoryOxford University: Pembroke College Archives
Record Reference60/14
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 29439 Oxford Univ Pembroke
Scope1844-51: corresp with Sir Francis Ronalds
RepositoryInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
Record ReferenceSC Mss 1.3, 1.9
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 38778 Ronalds
Scope1843-79: letters to Earls of Rosse
RepositoryBirr Castle Archives
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 25548 Parsons
Scope1832-88: letters to Royal Astronomical Society
RepositoryRoyal Astronomical Society Library
Record ReferenceRAS letters
Other referenceseeMemoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
Scope1841-52: letters to Sir Edward Sabine
RepositoryThe National Archives
Record ReferenceBJ3/20 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
Scopeletters to Professor Sedgwick and his daughter
RepositoryNational Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section
Record ReferenceMS79/120
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 20623
Scope1836-59: letters (214) to Richard Sheepshanks
RepositoryRoyal Astronomical Society Library
Record ReferenceMSS Sheepshanks
Other referenceseeMemoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
Scope1835-61: letters to Archibald Smith
RepositoryGlasgow City Archives
Record ReferenceTD1 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 20864 Smith
Scopeletters to Admiral WH Smyth
RepositoryAmerican Philosophical Society Library
Other referenceseeR Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
Scope1848-82: letters (370) to Sir George Stokes
RepositoryCambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Record ReferenceAdd 7342, 7656
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 20700 Stokes
Scopeletters to John Tyndall etc
RepositoryRoyal Institution of Great Britain
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 9522
Scope1823-66: corresp with William Whewell
RepositoryCambridge University: Trinity College Library
Record ReferenceWHEWELL link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 8804
Scopeletters (10)
RepositoryUniversity of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives
NRA catalogue referenceNRA 9512 Liverpool scient
Scopec1823-1911: certificates incl 90th birthday
RepositoryNational Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section
Record ReferenceZBA1201-1210

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