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Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers

 Collection
Identifier: Vault MSS 458

Scope and Contents

Papers of Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749-1822). These are calculations, tables, and notes regarding the planets Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, and other planets and celestial bodies including comets and stars. There are also notes relating to the history of Astronomy.

Dates

  • 1778-1821

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Delambre was a professor of astronomy in the Coll├Ęge de France. He is best known for his tables of Uranus and his work on the history of astronomy.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS458.xml

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

General

Purchase from Jonathan Hill, 1986.

General

The Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers, ca. 1778-1821.
Title
Register of Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers
Status
Completed
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 October 26
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States