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Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letters to Mme. Dupiery

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Identifier: Vault MSS 530
Scope and Contents Materials include thirty-three letters written from de Lalande to Mme. de Piery discussing his work, the current political situation, and personal matters. Portions of three letters have been excised, possibly because of their political content. Some items are not dated, others are dated using the calendar adopted by the French following the Revolution (1789-1792) with no attempt to correlate these dates with the Gregorian calendar. All items handwritten, some signed. All but one...
Dates: 1779-1806

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1779 October 15

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 1
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Letter from Lalande to Mme. Dupiery written from Bourg-en-Bresse on October 15, 1779. Lalande's letter describes his progress in astronomy. According to the letter, his progress was interrupted on the eve of discovering Orion and Syrius due to occupation. He temporarily has to couch his research.

Dates: 1779 October 15

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1788 July 23

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 2
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Letter written to Mme. Dupiery from Greenwich, London July 23. 1788. Lalande describes his stay in Greenwich in which he is to meet with M. Barry and M. Stepherd. In addition he is to fix the instrument made by Cassini with the addition of silver. After his modifications to Cassini's machine, he will return to Oxford via Cambridge and Portsmouth.

Dates: 1788 July 23

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1788 July 29

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 3
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Letter from Lalande in London to Mme. Dupiery in Paris on July29, 1788. The letter describes Lalande's voyage back to England. He describes his visit in England's Greenwich Observatory to be indispensable to his astronomy research and specifically lunar discoveries. He also mentions working in Greenwich with the Herschel siblings, Friedrich Wilhem and Caroline, on their telescope. Lalande calls the Greenwich Observatory the "chef bien da astronomie dans l'univers".

Dates: 1788 July 29

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1788 August 7

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 4
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letter from Lalande in London to Mme. Dupiery in Paris on August, 7, 1788. Lalande writes about a meeting with Prince Calvarizo who is arriving straight from Holland. However because of the state of his cabinent, everything has been delayed. He had planned to leave to Portsmouth then to Richmond around the 20th to the 22nd, however he was not able to leave. Lalande claims that astronomy takes all moments.

Dates: 1788 August 7

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1788 August 12

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 5
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Letter from Lalande in London to Mme. Dupiery in Paris on August 12th, 1788. Lalande writes after returning to Greenwich observatory via Portsmouth and Cambridge. Returning to Greenwich, he engages with new instruments and technologies in which he observes Venus along with other constellations. He claims these observations to be the best observations made in England so far.

Dates: 1788 August 12

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1788 August 18-19

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 6
Scope and Contents Letter from Lalande to Mme.Dupiery in Paris. This letter covers the course of two days on August 18-19, 1788 and he is writing from London. On the 18th Lalande informs Mme. Dupiery that he along with some associates, like Friedrich Herschel, have been invited to meet with England's King. George III paid for Lalande to come to court so he could present a prize to the astronomer. Lalande then says he will return to Greenwich to meet with the French Minister and dine with the French. On the...
Dates: 1788 August 18-19

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1788 August 26

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 7
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Letter from Lalande in London to Mme. Dupiery on August 26, 1788. Lalande's journey to back to Paris is delayed due to a meeting with M. Bitt, the minister of England. However he departed with M. Barthelomy to Cambridge and continues in his interests with Newton and astronomy. However, Lalandes mourns the lost opportunity to return to Paris because he wanted to bring the "instrument of Ramsden" with him to the Paris Observatory.

Dates: 1788 August 26

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1791 September 16

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Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 8
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Letter from Lalande in Bourg-en-Bresse to Mme. Dupiery in Paris on September 16, 1791. Lalande writes about returning to Paris and being immediatley occupied with chemistry and the academy. However he worries about the sudden war and the continued existence of the academy in Paris.

Dates: 1791 September 16

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letter to Mme. Dupiery, 1791 October 7

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Identifier: Vault MSS 530 Item 9
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Letter from Lalande in Bourg-en-Bresse to Mme. Dupiery in Paris on October 7, 1791. With a new astronomoical table in the works, Lalande writes about feeling the wounds to his ego in 1779. He also writes about seeing a certain lens, the D'elic, which over the last 12 years has had no changes.

Dates: 1791 October 7