Edward Piggott letterbook, 1802-1806

Mss.B.P62

Date: 1802-1806 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 16 p.

Abstract

This volume was kept while Piggott was imprisoned by Napoleon at Fontainebleau. Subjects mentioned include astronomy, comets, and botanical gardens.

Background note

Edward Piggott was a British amateur scientist and astronomer.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 16 p.

Provenance

Purchased from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge (cat. 230, no. 48, $475.00) and accessioned, 03/08/1972 (1972 628ms).

Early American History Note

This collection contains a series of letters written by Edward Piggot to various correspondents while held as prisoner of war at Fontainebleau by Napoleon. The letters are written in French and English and recount his time in jail. He also discusses his work in natural history, and among the topics he discusses is a paper he wrote for the Royal Society on astronomy.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • General Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous

Personal Name(s)

  • Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820
  • Bernardin, Alphonse Claude C.
  • Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832
  • Delambre, J. B. J. (Jean Baptiste Joseph), 1749-1822
  • Desfontaines, René Louiche, 1750-1833
  • Herschel, William, 1738-1822
  • Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de,17
  • Lacroix, S. F. (Silvestre François), 1765-1843
  • Méchain, Pierre, 1744-1804
  • Piggott, Edward,fl. 1758-1807.
  • Wollaston, William Hyde, 1766-1828

Subject(s)

  • Astronomy.
  • Beyond Early America
  • Botanical gardens -- France.
  • Comets.
  • International Affairs