Papers of Robert Peirson
||Papers of Robert Peirson
||Robert Peirson (1821-1891)
|Extent and Medium
||50 boxes; paper
||St John's College Library
|Content and context|
Astronomer. Peirson was admitted to St John's College in 1841, and graduated BA, as 3rd Wrangler, in 1845. He was a Fellow of the College from 1849 to 1855. After leaving Cambridge to reside at Barnsbury, where he remained until his death, Peirson 'determined to devote himself to the study of astronomy and optics and those studies formed the occupation of his life'. The manuscripts which he left are the result of his study. It was Peirson's wish that his manuscripts be published after his death, but the College could not meet the cost of printing them.
Manuscript papers and a few notebooks consisting of notes and calculations. The majority of the material relates to astronomy and optics and dates from 1854-90.
Acquired by the College in 1893.
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