bmoc at umich.edu
Tue Feb 3 18:52:46 CST 2015
Thanks to everyone who responded with details about Balthazard-Augustin Hubert
de Saint-Didier, who, in addition to his work on mange in livestock was
also accomplished in other fields. According to Philippe Vernon:
"B.A. Hubert de Saint-Didier was a rather well-known painter, and a friend
of Andre-Marie Ampere (1775-1836), the famous physicist. Hubert de
Saint-Didier was also in interest with archeology, botany, chemistry,
history, literature, mathematics; an impressive list, where I have however
not found acarology!"
Laurent Raty traced the same person from a list of the members of the Société
d'agriculture de Lyon (as M. Saint-Didier, with his address) to his full
name listed at that address in the "Bulletin des lois du royaume de France
IXe Série," in the "Règne de Louis-Philippe Ier, roi des Francais."
Some suggested that the lack of reference to his full surname "Hubert de
Saint-Didier" in early 19th century France might hide any suggestion of his
coming from a noble family in the period following the French Revolution.
All the best! - Barry
On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Barry OConnor <bmoc at umich.edu> wrote:
> Dear colleagues - I am trying to find the given name or initial for a
> French worker who published on mange in livestock in the early 1800's. In
> the publications (which are essentially minutes of scientific meetings) he
> is only referred to as "M. [Monsieur] Saint-Didier", and the few subsequent
> authors who cite these works only give his surname. He was apparently too
> obscure to be referenced in "Who's who" or encyclopedic treatments, and a
> Google search does not turn up anything relevant.
> The references are:
> Saint-Didier (1813) Sur l'acare de la gale du cheval. C R Trav Soc Agric
> Sci Art Util Lyon pp. 40-42
> Saint-Didier (1823) Sur l'acare de la gale du cheval. Mem Soc Linn Paris
> 2: 250-253
> Any help will be appreciated!
> All the best! - Barry
> -So many mites, so little time!
> Barry M. OConnor
> Professor & Curator
> Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
> University of Michigan phone: 734-763-4354
> 1109 Geddes Ave. fax: 734-763-4080
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 e-mail: bmoc at umich.edu
-So many mites, so little time!
Barry M. OConnor
Professor & Curator
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan phone: 734-763-4354
1109 Geddes Ave. fax: 734-763-4080
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 e-mail: bmoc at umich.edu
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