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Rigaud Manuscripts

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Manuscripts of S.P. Rigaud, including transcripts, summaries of lectures, and papers relating to Edmond Halley.

Dates

  • 16th-19th cent.

Extent

21 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English, Latin, and Ancient Greek

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Rigaud 69].
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MSS. Rigaud 69-89

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13423

Biographical / Historical

Stephen Peter Rigaud (1774-1839), astronomer, was Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University, 1810-39, 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 Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were transferred to the Library from the Radcliffe Observatory in 1935, except for MS. Rigaud 89, which was given to the Library in 1935.

Related Materials

See also Papers of Stephen Peter Rigaud (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 807-8, e. 1366-8)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) at the Bodleian Library
Title
Rigaud Manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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