Papers of John Lee

Scope and Content

Letters (dated 1793-1865); correspondence between Thomas Smart Hughes and John Lee and other documents relating to Payssio Tipaldo, Archimandrite of Cephalonia (dated 1824-5); diaries and sketchbooks

Administrative / Biographical History

Traveller, astronomer, antiquary; son of John Fiott; educated at St John's College; made a tour through Europe and the East collecting objects of antiquity, 1807-10; MA 1809; assumed name of Lee by royal license, 1815; FSA, 1828; built observatory on his estate, 1830; FRS, 1831; practising member of the ecclesiastical courts till 1858; QC, 1864; published scientific and antiquarian works.

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Traveller, astronomer, antiquary; son of John Fiott; educated at St John's College; made a tour through Europe and the East collecting objects of antiquity, 1807-10; MA 1809; assumed name of Lee by royal license, 1815; FSA, 1828; built observatory on his estate, 1830; FRS, 1831; practising member of the ecclesiastical courts till 1858; QC, 1864; published scientific and antiquarian works.

Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of John Lee

Archivist's Note

19 Sep 2005

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