Messier, Charles Joseph (1730-1817)

  • Messier, Charles Joseph, 1730-1817
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Collection of notes and oddments on astronomy etc. Author's holograph MSS. (1) Table des matières les plus intéressantes, extraites des Journaux. 1756 (10 ll. 8vo. 17 1/2 × 11 1/2). (2) Tiré de l'Histoire Naturelle de M. de Buffon. n.d. (13 ll. 8vo. 17 1/2 × 11 1/2 cm.). (3) Notes diverses, designs for monograms, plan of an estate, etc. One dated 15 Messidor, An 7 [3 July 1799] (12 ll. v.s.). (4) Observations et notes relatives à l'astronomie (9 ll. v.s.).



Physical description

1 volume 4 folders. v.s. Unbound.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1932.

Biographical note

The author was a French astronomer and elected to the Académie des Sciences in 1770.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

On the outside of the folder containing these MSS. is a note by an anonymous owner 'Manuscrits de feu M. Messier .. trouvés dans le vol[ume] que j'ai acheté de son Bibliothèque'.


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Accession number

  • 65659