Papers of Stephen Peter Rigaud 1812-86
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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 wo...