The Jerome S. Ricard, S.J., Papers consist of biographical materials, publications, research papers, and correspondence relating
to Ricard's work as SCU faculty member, astronomer, meteorologist and seismologist.
Jerome Sixtus Ricard was born in Plaisans, France on January 21, 1850, the only one of Leger and Mary Ann Ricard's seven children
to leave his native land for America. After attending public schools in Plaisans and the Jesuit Colleges at Avignon, France,
and Turin, Italy, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1871 in Monaco and became a member of the Turin Province of the Society
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