Ellen Mary Clerke (1840–1906) Poet and Writer on Literary and Scientific Subjects

  • Susan M. P. McKenna-Lawlor
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 292)


Ellen Mary Clerke was born on 26 September, 1840 in Skibbereen, County Cork, approximately one and a half years before her sister Agnes (see Chapter 3 for details of their family background). Perhaps it was the closeness in their ages that helped to bond these ladies in friendship, so that they remained harmoniously together throughout their lives.


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  1. Huggins, Lady Margaret, Agnes Mary Clerke and Ellen Mary Clerke, an appreciation, Printed for private circulation in 1907.Google Scholar
  2. Clerke, Ellen, Entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan M. P. McKenna-Lawlor
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  1. 1.Space Technology Ireland Ltd.National University of IrelandMaynooth, Co. KildareIreland

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