Edward Piggott letterbook, 1802-1806


Date: 1802-1806 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 16 p.


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.

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


  • 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


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