Correspondence, documents, photographs, poems and wills relating to Sir Francis Beaufort, Maria Edgeworth and the Beaufort
and Edgeworth families.
Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort: hydrographer of the British Navy and member of the Royal Society, creator of the wind force
scale and weather notation coding, and author of Karamania, or, A brief description of the south coast of Asia-Minor and of
the remains of antiquity (1817). Beaufort married twice; his first wife was Alicia Magdalena Wilson (d. 1834) and, in 1839,
he married Honora Edgeworth, the daughter of his long-time friend Richard Lovell Edgeworth and sister of the novelist Maria
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