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Somerville, Mary (1780-1872), science writer and polymath

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Alternative name(s):
  • Mary Fairfax (Maiden Name)
  • Mary Grieg (Formerly known as)
Surname: Somerville
Forenames: Mary
Gender: Female
Date: 1780-1872
History: Marriages: 1) 1804-1807 Samuel Grieg (1778-1807); 2) 1812-1860 William Somerville (1771–1860)
Biography: ODNB link for Somerville, Mary (1780-1872), science writer and polymath
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P126155 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P26696 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Mary Somerville
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
corresp and papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 9423
2
1830-48: letters (20) to Charles Babbage
British Library, Manuscript Collections
3
1827-72: letters mainly to Agnes Greig
Oxford University: Somerville College
NRA 9474 Edwards

See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
4
1829-69: corresp with Sir John Herschel (58 items)
Royal Society
NRA 8803
5
c1835-44: corresp with Lovelace and Byron families
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 21980
6
1829-34: letters (10) to Sir John Lubbock
Royal Society
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
7
c1869: letters to Sir RI Murchison and his wife
Geological Society of London
NRA 28354 Geological Soc
8
1828-48: corresp with William Whewell
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
NRA 8804

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