MC:F19 Papers of John Rigaud (Fellow 1849-88)
How and when the manuscripts arrived in the archives is unknown but they were presumably given to the College by Rigaud himself or his family. John Rigaud (1822-1888) matriculated from Corpus Christi College in 1840. In that same year, he obtained a Demyship at Magdalen College. He received his BA in 1844, his MA in 1846, and was ordained a deacon in 1847. He was ordained a priest in 1851 and received his BD in 1854. Rigaud was a Fellow of Magdalen College from 1849-88, serving as Junior Dean of Arts in 1852, Bursar in 1853, 1859, 1866, 1870, and 1876, Vice-President in 1858, Dean of Divinity in 1861, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1875, 1878, 1881, 1882, and 1883, Librarian in 1874-79 and Junior Bursar in 1884. He was the assistant curate in St. Mary Magdalen, Oxford and was elected to the Oxford School Board in 1877, 1880, and 1883, retiring in 1886 on account of his health. In 1853, Rigaud was appointed to the newly created office of Chaplain for the College Servants, which was abolished in 1861. He served as the Founderís Chaplain in 1863 and was elected University Poor Law Guardian for Oxford in 1864 and continually re-elected until his death in 1888. Rigaud died in his house on Long Wall St. for which he had quitted his rooms in College in order to live with his sister and brother. He is buried in Holywell Cemetery, Oxford.
[See Macray vol. vi. pp154-57 and Bloxam vol. vii p. 296]
See here for another collection of papers relating to John Rigaud, which were given to the College in 1997.
Catalogued February 2005.
This collection is divided into the following series:
MC:F19/C1 Letters from Frederick H. Sutton, 1867-87
MC:F19/MS1 Papers concerning President Martin Routh
MC:F19/MS2 Papers relating to Rigaud’s father Stephen Rigaud
MC:F19/C2 Miscellaneous correspondence