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Authorised form of nameMaclear; Sir; Thomas (1794 - 1879)
Dates1794 - 1879
NationalityIrish
British
South African
Place of birthNewtownstewart, County Tyrone [now in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom]
Date of birth17 March 1794
Place of deathMowbray, near Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Date of death14 July 1879
Dates and placesBurial:
The grounds of the Royal Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
OccupationPhysician; astronomer
Research fieldAstronomy
ActivityEducation:
Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, London
Career:
Bedford Infirmary (1815); practised medicine at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire where he set up a small observatory (1823); appointed Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope (1833-1870); observed alpha and beta Centauri and confirmed the parallax measured by Thomas Henderson; re-measured and extended the meridian arc of Lacaille which laid the foundation for the mapping of Africa; awarded Lalande Prize (1867); helped establish lighthouses and the transmission of time signals to Port Elizabeth and Simon's Town; friend of Livingstone and Stanley; also collected meteorological, magnetic and tide data; retired to Mowbray near Cape Town (1870); lost his sight (1876); a lunar crater bears his name as does a town in South Africa
Memberships:
FRCS (1815); FRAS
Honours:
Kt 1860
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/12/1831
Age at election37
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1869
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev James Thomas Maclear; married (1825) Mary Pearse of Bedford
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators; Wikipedia
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1879 vol 29 pp xviii-xix
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59124200
Royal Society codeNA7105
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HS/19/248Plan of the Observatory, Cape Town, by Thomas Maclear1830s
EC/1831/26Maclear, Sir Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
HS/12/182Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel22 November 1837
MS/426/181Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to John [Heywood] Hawkins Esq10 January 1846
PT/23/3Paper, 'Further particulars of the fall of the Cold Bokkeveld meteorite' by Thomas Maclear in a letter to Sir John [Frederick William] Herschel20 November 1839
MC/4/79Letter from Thomas Maclear, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, to the Secretary of the Royal Society17 July 1845
MS/426/163Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to T [Thomas] Maclear Esq25 November 1845
PT/22/7Paper, 'An account of the fall of a meteoric stone, in the Cold Bokkeveld, Cape of Good Hope' by Thos [Thomas] Maclear in a letter to Sir John F W [Frederick William] Herschel24 November 1838
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MC/6/345Letter from Thos [Thomas] Maclear, Cape of Good Hope, Royal Observatory, to the Secretary of the Royal Society, London24 September 1863
MS/257/3/97Letter from Thomas Maclear, [Royal] Observatory, [Cape] of Good Hope to Edward Sabine3 August 1857
MC/9/11Letter from Thos [Thomas] Maclear to Sir Edward [Sabine], [President of the Royal Society]18 January 1870
MC/9/12Letter from Thos [Thomas] Maclear, Cape of Good Hope, Royal Observatory to Sir Edward Sabine, President of the Royal Society18 January 1870
AP/20/11Unpublished observations, 'Copy of a meteorological journal kept at the Royal Observatory Cape of Good Hope from the 1st June to 31st December 1834' by T [Thomas] Maclear1835
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MS/257/3/99Letter from Thomas Maclear, 33 Spring Gardens2 July 1859
MC/11/417Copy letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, Observatory Armagh, to The Hon R H [Robert Henry] Meade, Assistant UnderSecretary of State for the Colonies9 September 1879
MC/11/430Letter from Edwin Dunkin, Kenwyn, Kidbrooke Park Road, Blackheath, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society1 November 1879
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
HS/21/156Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear23 January 1834
MS/257/3/96Letter from Thomas Maclear, [Royal] Observatory, [Cape] of Good Hope to Edward Sabine5 January 1855
MS/257/3/98Letter from Thomas Maclear, [Royal] Observatory, [Cape] of Good Hope to Edward Sabine17 June 1858
MS/257/3/95Letter from Thomas Maclear, [Royal] Observatory, [Cape] of Good Hope to Edward Sabine26 September 1854
MS/257/3/94Letter from Thomas Maclear, [Royal] Observatory, [Cape] of Good Hope to Edward Sabine18 November 1853
HS/12/244Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herscheln.d.
HS/12/181Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel3 November 1837
HS/25/14/25Progress of Halley's comet from 7 February to 16 February 1836, as observed with the Equatorial, by Sir John Frederick William Herschel1836
HS/25/14/24Extracts of letters, from Sir John Frederick William Herschel to T[homas] Maclear1870s
HS/12/187Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel15 April 1834
HS/12/188Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel14 June 1837
HS/12/39Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Bedford22 September 1833
HS/19/247Partial letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Frederick William Herschel1830s
HS/12/207Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel30 March 1835
HS/21/196Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear31 January 1836
HS/12/203Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel14 April 1834
HS/21/163Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear12 October 1834
HS/21/240Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen21 January 1838
HS/21/215Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear22 August 1836
HS/12/179Draft letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear5 February 1835
HS/21/165Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear15 January 1835
HS/21/220Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear5 May 1837
HS/12/224Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelNovember 1837
HS/12/209Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herscheln.d.
HS/12/178aDraft letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclearn.d.
HS/12/234Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel30 May 1836
HS/12/215Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel1835 or later
HS/12/221Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel25 June 1835
HS/12/35Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Biggleswade17 July 1833
HS/12/69Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 June 1835
HS/12/183Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel24 January 1838
HS/12/49Incomplete letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 April 1834
HS/12/200Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel23 November 1837
HS/21/233Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear16 December 1837
HS/12/192Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelApril 1837
HS/12/36Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Biggleswade11 August 1833
HS/12/158Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 December 1852
HS/12/213Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel26 February 1836
HS/12/239Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel12 June 1837
HS/12/240Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel3 January 1837
HS/12/73Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope15 August 1835
HS/12/50Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 May 1834
HS/12/72Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope31 July 1835
HS/12/41Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at ship Tam O'Shanter19 October 1833
HS/12/58Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope4 December 1834
HS/12/217Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelSeptember 1835
HS/12/52Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope25 July 1834
HS/12/149Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 July 1850
HS/12/59Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 January 1835
HS/12/175Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope31 December 1866
HS/12/95Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]13 October 1836
HS/12/204Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory15 December 1835
HS/12/220Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel29 October 1835
HS/12/133Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope15 January 1846
HS/12/122Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope12 August 1839
HS/12/44Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope4 February 1834
HS/12/34Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Biggleswade23 February 1833
HS/12/238Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel11 March 1836
HS/12/42Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel10 January 1835
HS/12/120Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope15 June 1839
HS/12/70Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope5 July 1835
HS/12/61Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope18 February 1835
HS/12/54Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope1 September 1834
HS/12/201Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory3 December 1837
HS/12/90Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 August 1836
HS/12/119Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope10 June 1839
HS/12/65Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope5 June 1835
HS/12/225Letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear13 February 1837
HS/12/92Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 September 1836
HS/12/216Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelSeptember 1835
HS/12/53Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope14 August 1834
HS/12/125Copy letter, from [Frederick Marow] Eardley-Wilmot to [Thomas] Maclear, dated at Cape25 March 1840
HS/12/205Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelMarch 1835
HS/12/196Letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear24 September 1837
HS/12/194Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel22 September 1837
HS/12/45Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope3 March 1834
HS/12/148Copy letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope1 April 1850
HS/12/85Incomplete letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope23 February 1836
HS/12/87Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope23 April 1836
HS/12/241Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory30 December 1836
HS/12/47Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope22 March 1834
HS/12/197Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel10 October 1837
HS/12/231Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory24 March 1836
HS/12/123Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 October 1839
HS/12/128Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Base Line, Zwartland15 November 1840
HS/12/37Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Biggleswade24 August 1833
HS/12/206Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory29 May 1835
HS/12/38Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Biggleswade6 September 1833
HS/12/43Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel11 January 1835
HS/21/173Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen16 March 1835
HS/21/226Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen30 July 1837
HS/21/192Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]1835-7
HS/21/222Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear8 June 1837
HS/21/183Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1 September 1835
HS/21/239Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear16 January 1838
HS/21/158Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear2 March 1834
HS/13/45Letter, from Robert Moffat to Thomas Maclear, dated at Kuruman20 May 1862
HS/12/96Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope16 October 1834
HS/12/127Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 March 1840
HS/12/48Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope5 April 1834
HS/12/195Incomplete letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape Town4 December 1837
HS/12/193Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelDecember 1837
HS/12/159Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 January 1853
HS/12/180Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape Town23 March 1837
HS/12/102Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope23 April 1837
HS/12/75Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope6 September 1835
HS/12/98Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope18 December 1836
HS/12/237Letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear10 September 1836
HS/12/226Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel21 February 1835
HS/12/46Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 March 1834
HS/12/86Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 March 1836
HS/12/89Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope12 July 1836
HS/12/236Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory3 June 1836
HS/12/91Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 September 1836
HS/12/79Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope26 October 1835
HS/12/84Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 February 1836
HS/12/245Letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas MaclearSeptember 1849
HS/12/81Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope14 January 1836
HS/12/74Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope1 September 1835
HS/12/64Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good HopeMay 1835
HS/12/57Letter, from [Thomas] Maclear to Sir John Hershcel26 October 1834
HS/12/121Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope12 August 1839
HS/12/130Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Base Line Camp, Zwartland4 April 1841
HS/12/218Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory12 September 1835
HS/12/103Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope5 May 1837
HS/12/40Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Ship Tam O'Shanter15 October 1833
HS/12/83Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope31 January 1836
HS/12/68Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 June 1835
HS/12/88Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope1 June 1836
HS/12/78Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 December 1835
HS/12/126Copy letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope25 March 1840
HS/12/97Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope3 November 1836
HS/12/149aCopy letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 July 1850
HS/12/116Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Margaret Brodie Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope14 March 1839
HS/12/146Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope9 September 1849
HS/12/154Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 December 1851
HS/12/210Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel19 August 1835
HS/12/165Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope21 October 1860
HS/12/156Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 March 1852
HS/12/144Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope22 July 1849
HS/12/124Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope19 February 1840
HS/12/115Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope4 February 1838
HS/12/153Letter, from [Thomas] Maclear to Francis Beaufort, dated at Cape of Good Hope6 February 1852
HS/12/174Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Margaret Brodie Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope18 December 1866
HS/12/178Draft letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1839
HS/12/243Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory10 November 1836
HS/12/198Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel26 September 1837
HS/12/134Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 March 1846
HS/12/152Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 November 1851
HS/12/106Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 June 1837
HS/12/189Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel31 July 1837
HS/12/142Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 December 1848
HS/12/173Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Margaret Brodie Herschel, dated at Cape of Good Hope19 November 1866
HS/12/199Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape Town6 July 1837
HS/12/167Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 June 1862
HS/12/145Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope1 September 1849
HS/12/184Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory24 May 1836
HS/12/151Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 September 1851
HS/12/117Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope3 April 1839
HS/12/163Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Spring Gardens24 August 1859
HS/12/162Incomplete letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope25 October 1856
HS/12/171Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope22 August 1864
HS/12/176Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope18 November 1869
HS/12/185Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory5 April 1836
HS/12/230Letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Royal Observatory18 October 1835
HS/12/157Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope30 April 1852
HS/12/150Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 November 1850
HS/12/136Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 June 1846
HS/12/104Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope19 May 1837
HS/12/155Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope2 February 1852
HS/12/208Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel27 January 1836
HS/12/223Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory9 November 1837
HS/12/138Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope21 August 1847
HS/12/164Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Kings Cross Station16 September 1859
HS/12/166Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope21 December 1861
HS/12/214Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory31 December 1835
HS/12/222Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory29 March 1837
HS/12/219Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel5 February 1836
HS/12/169Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel21 July 1863
HS/12/229Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel4 November 1837
HS/12/242Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory23 December 1836
HS/12/232Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal ObservatoryOctober 1835
HS/12/141Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope4 September 1848
HS/12/129Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope8 March 1841
HS/12/191Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel21 July 1837
HS/12/235Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Margaret Brodie Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory25 July 1836
HS/12/177Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 January 1870
HS/12/233Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory19 November 1835
HS/12/67Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope12 June 1835
HS/12/56Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope26 October 1834
HS/12/190Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John HerschelMay 1837
HS/12/212Letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Royal Observatory26 September 1835
HS/12/160Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope27 August 1854
HS/12/105Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 May 1837
HS/12/108Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope23 June 1837
HS/12/93Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 September 1836
HS/12/55Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope11 September 1834
HS/12/186Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel10 May 1835
HS/12/107Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 June 1837
HS/12/77Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 September 1835
HS/12/202Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel30 November 1837
HS/12/71Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope8 July 1835
HS/12/135Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 May 1846
HS/12/228Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory10 May 1836
HS/12/211Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel26 October 1835
HS/12/101Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope16 February 1837
HS/21/171Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen7 February 1835
HS/21/236Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear12 September 1837
HS/21/200Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1836-3-25 or 26
HS/21/199Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen21 February 1836
HS/21/190Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear22 September 1835
HS/21/172Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen23 February 1835
HS/21/180Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen8 July 1835
HS/21/194Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]15 July 1837
HS/21/161Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1 June 1834
HS/21/223Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear6 July 1837
HS/21/204Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen31 March 1836
HS/21/209Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen3 September 1836
HS/21/217Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen1 February 1837
HS/21/201Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1836-3-5 to 23
HS/21/191Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen13 November 1835
HS/21/168Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]1835-3-8 or 9
HS/21/159Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Wynberg4 April 1834
HS/21/186Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1835-9-20 or 21
HS/21/174Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen14 April 1835
HS/21/232Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen3 December 1837
HS/21/206Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen10 May 1836
HS/21/185Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear13 September 1835
HS/21/237Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear8 November 1837
HS/21/205Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear21 April 1836
HS/25/4/15Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen23 October 1835
HS/25/15/13Copy of draft letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear22 July 1844
HS/25/14/26Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]1834 to 1835
HS/25/15/14Copy of draft letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Collingwood]1844
HS/21/169Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen22 January 1835
HS/21/241Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear3 February 1838
HS/21/184Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear26 October 1835
HS/21/166Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]12 August 1834
HS/21/198Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen7 February 1836
HS/21/203Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen5 March 1836
HS/21/238Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear13 December 1837
HS/21/176Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen29 May 1835
HS/21/167Incomplete copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]15 August 1835
HS/12/66Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good HopeJune 1835
HS/21/193Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at [Feldhausen]1837-6-23 or 24
HS/25/14/23Summary of letters, from Sir John Frederick William Herschel to T[homas] Maclear1870s
HS/21/210Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen19 September 1836
HS/21/244Copy letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear1838-3-7
HS/12/131Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 March 1842
HS/12/60Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope12 February 1835
HS/12/51Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope24 July 1834
HS/12/76Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 September 1835
HS/12/80Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good HopeDecember 1835
HS/12/113Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope21 September 1838
HS/12/94Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 September 1836
HS/12/110Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope12 December 1837
HS/12/114Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope29 October 1838
HS/12/109Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope2 November 1837
HS/12/112Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope1 February 1838
HS/12/132Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope2 November 1844
HS/12/118Incomplete letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope6 May 1839
HS/12/137Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Bushman Flat Sector Sta.30 May 1847
HS/12/140Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 February 1848
HS/12/161Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope23 February 1855
HS/12/62Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope7 March 1835
HS/12/63Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 April 1835
HS/12/82Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope26 January 1836
HS/12/99Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope25 October 1835
HS/12/100Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope28 January 1838
HS/12/109aIncomplete letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope23 November 1837
HS/12/111Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope13 January 1838
HS/12/139Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope19 January 1848
HS/12/143Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope4 February 1849
HS/12/147Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope26 February 1850
HS/12/168Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope17 May 1863
HS/12/170Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope20 July 1864
HS/12/172Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Margaret Brodie Herschel, dated at Cape of Good Hope15 March 1866
HS/12/227Letter, from Thomas Maclear to Sir John Herschel, dated at Royal ObservatoryNovember 1836
HS/25/15/2Copy of a draft letter, from Sir John Herschel to Thomas Maclear, dated at Feldhausen20 February 1836
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