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

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Biography: ODNB link for Airy, Sir George Biddell (1801-1892), Knight astronomer and mathematician
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P152922 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P269 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir George Biddell Airy
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
corresp and papers as Astronomer Royal
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 22822 Greenwich Observator

See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
2
1828-48: journals, diaries and memoranda
Cambridge University Archives
NRA 43261
3
corresp
Wellcome Library
See Annual review 1994-95
4
biography with his MS notes
Natural History Museum
NRA 39241
5
c1836-63: corresp rel to London University
London University: Senate House Library
See Guide to archives and MSS in University of London vol 1 1984
6
1826-55: letters (20) to Charles Babbage
British Library, Manuscript Collections
7
1851-77: letters (45) to James Bosanquet
Royal Astronomical Society Library
See Memoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
8
1845-46: corresp with Lord Ellenborough
The National Archives
9
corresp with James Forbes
St Andrews University Library
NRA 13132
10
1860-68: letters from JP Gassiot
The National Archives
11
letters to Sir David Gill
Royal Geographical Society
See RGS archives p163
12
letters (11) to James Glaisher
Royal Astronomical Society Library
See Memoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
13
1837-59: letters to S Grimaldi
British Library, Manuscript Collections
14
1824-75: corresp with Sir John Herschel
Royal Society
NRA 8803
15
1836-70: corresp with Sir John Herschel
University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library
NRA 13677 Herschel
16
letters to Lord Arthur Charles Hervey
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
17
1837, 1861-63: corresp with John Lee
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
NRA 24572 Lee
18
1860-63: letters to Sir George Cornewall Lewis
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 22798 Duff Gordon
19
letters to Sir Norman Lockyer
University of Exeter Library (Special Collections)
NRA 11128
20
1829-60: letters to Sir John Lubbock
Royal Society
21
1835-65: corresp with Sir Charles Lyell
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
22
1835-46: corresp with Sir Robert Peel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
23
1836-58: letters to Baden Powell
Oxford University: Museum of the History of Science
NRA 9532 Oxford scientific
24
1861-83: letters to Bartholomew Price
Oxford University: Pembroke College Archives
NRA 29439 Oxford Univ Pembroke
25
1844-51: corresp with Sir Francis Ronalds
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
NRA 38778 Ronalds
26
1843-79: letters to Earls of Rosse
Birr Castle Archives
NRA 25548 Parsons
27
1832-88: letters to Royal Astronomical Society
Royal Astronomical Society Library
See Memoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
28
1841-52: letters to Sir Edward Sabine
The National Archives
29
letters to Professor Sedgwick and his daughter
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section
NRA 20623
30
1836-59: letters (214) to Richard Sheepshanks
Royal Astronomical Society Library
See Memoirs of Royal Astronomical Society vol 85 1978
31
1835-61: letters to Archibald Smith
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 20864 Smith
32
letters to Admiral WH Smyth
American Philosophical Society Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
33
1848-82: letters (370) to Sir George Stokes
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 20700 Stokes
34
letters to John Tyndall etc
Royal Institution of Great Britain
NRA 9522
35
1823-66: corresp with William Whewell
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
NRA 8804
36
letters (10)
University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives
NRA 9512 Liverpool scient
37
c1823-1911: certificates incl 90th birthday
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section