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Papers of Stephen Peter Rigaud

 Collection

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Correspondence and papers of Stephen Peter Rigaud and members of his family.

Dates

  • 1812-1886

Extent

0.45 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 807, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 807-808, e. 1336-1338

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13422

Abstract

Papers of Stephen Peter Rigaud

Biographical / Historical

Stephen Peter Rigaud (1774-1839), astronomer, was Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University, 1810-1839, and also Radcliffe Observer from 1827. He came of a French Protestant family, and was the son of Stephen Rigaud, Observer at Kew. He was educated at Richmond and Exeter College, Oxford (matriculated 15 April 1791, BA 1797, MA 1799, Fellow of the College, 1794-1810). He was especially interested in the historical side of science, and is best known for his editions of Miscellaneous works and correspondence of the Rev. James Bradley (Oxford, 1832) and of Correspondence of Scientific Men of the Seventeenth Century, a posthumous work (Oxford, 1841). Further details are given in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at Sotheby's, 6 June 1978, lot 137.

Related Materials

See also Rigaud Manuscripts (MSS. Rigaud 69-89) and the Savile Collection (Savile G. 18, G. 20; MSS. Rigaud 3-33, 33A, 34-51, 53-7, 60-8; MSS. Savile 53-60, 63-73, 74a, 74b, 75-95, 97-105, a. 1-17, c. 1-2, e. 1-10).
Title
Papers of Stephen Peter Rigaud
Status
Published
Author
Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2021 by C. McIlwaine
Date
EAD version 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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