Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers

Dates: 1778-1821

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.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Delambre, J. B. J. (Jean Baptiste Joseph), 1749-1822
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 458
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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.
The Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers, ca. 1778-1821.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 458; Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 458, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Astronomy--History; Comets; Jupiter (Planet); Planets; Science; Science, Technology, and Health; Stars; Uranus (Planet); Venus (Planet)
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Delambre (Jean Baptiste Joseph) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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