France

French Revolution and Napoleon Manuscripts, 1788-1815   1027 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4606
Manuscript documents and correspondence, mainly government documents, covering the period 1788-1815 [bulk]

Habicht, Jean-Pierre papers   10 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 29-2-3679
Includes correspondence, publications, reviews and subject files concerning Habicht's international work in nutrition and epidemiology and with the World Health Organization.

Harmand, François-Jules papers, 1845-1956   4.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3481
Personal and official correspondence; autobiographical notes and diaries; medical reports concerning French Navy personnel; photographs; diplomatic reports; archaeological, botanical, and ethnographic accounts concerning Southeast Asia and its people; and documents pertaining to the Tonkin expedition (1873) led by Francis Garnier, in which Harmand participated, including numerous maps and drawings, some by Harmand, reports and journals, and a genealogical table of the Vietnamese royal family Nguyêñ. Speeches, military intelligence reports and maps, and contemporary copies of the Annamite Proclamation of June 8, 1883, and the Ultimatum of the Convention of Hué (1883) with Harmand's commentary; also included are reports concerning political, economic, and social conditions and a proposal for establishing a French telegraphic line; letters, which Harmand acquired while consul in Bangkok, to M. Blancheton, an earlier French consul to Siam, from the French trader and explorer, Jean Dupuis, who was also a member of the Garnier expedition, and notes detailing the development of French interest and influence in Southeast Asia (author, unknown, n.d.) are included. Additional diplomatic documents consist of photographs and dispatches concerning military affairs and cultural traditions in India (1885-1890); a photograph album and dispatches both sent and received while Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan (1894-1906);

History Of The Book And Printing Tools Collection   5 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6460
Printing equipment and supplies.

La Forte collection, 1784-1797   6.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4711
Letters, receipts, and other documents addressed to or received from officials in the Régie des poudres et salpêtres in Paris and the departments and districts of France, and saltpeter manufacturers, chiefly relating to gunpowder production. Other topics covered include Parisian politics, the state of the French economy, the shift to paper currency, and dissatisfaction among the workers.

Lafayette Collection (Arthur H. and Mary Marden Dean Lafayette Collection), 1245-1931   49.3 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4611
The Lafayette Collection contains materials by, to or about Lafayette and his family, with family documents extending back to 1245 and through the death of Georges Washington Lafayette in 1849. The series "Medals and Coins" covers a century and a half, up to 1931. The collection includes the oldest existing letter from Lafayette (1772), long missives he sent to his wife from America during the Revolution, other letters he wrote while imprisoned in Austria (1792-1797) and during his 1824-5 trip to the USA; texts of Lafayette's speeches, his commentary on public events, material compiled for inclusion in his memoirs, financial statements ; many letters from foreign correspondents on the progress of liberal causes in their countries, including letters from leaders of the Italian revolutionary movement; notes concerning the Belgian revolution, letters and documents on his involvement in the Italian and Polish revolutions, and documents concerning the management of family business affairs, including the management of the family estates. Some of the more remarkable documents were put on display for the exhibition "Lafayette, Citizen of Two Worlds" (October 2007-May 2008), whose electronic version is now accessible online http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/lafayette/.

Lamartine, Alphonse de letter, May 10, 1862 .   1 leaf.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4600
Letter concerning the subscription organized by Lamartine for the publication of his complete works.

Letters of Washington, Franklin, and Lafayette, 1744-1830   30 items

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4600 Bd. Ms. 548++
Manuscript documents and correspondence about the American and French Revolutions, covering the period 1744-1830

Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius   1 cubic foot (circa 140 items).

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6957
Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, covering the period 1841-1956

Maurepas collection, 1694-1749   4.8 linear ft. (694 items)

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4614
Manuscripts, documents, and correspondence from Maurepas's administrative files, documenting his activities as overseer of the country's maritime affairs and of the royal household. Includes letters and documents concerning the War of the Austrian Succession, France's support for the Jacobite cause of Charles Edward, the Young Pretender, in England, and other aspects of French foreign policy; the finances of the French navy; diplomatic relations and commerce with other countries such as Spain, Russia, and Portugal; shipbuilding, navigation, scientific expeditions, and taxation.

Medieval manuscript fragments   ca. 3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6532
Various Medieval manuscript fragments.

Nodier, Charles papers, 1778-1951.   10 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4616
Papers of Charles Nodier, a French librarian and author who was associated with the Romantic movement.

Santerre collection of Charles X, 1535-1855   10.2 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4603
Business correspondence, accounts, statements, receipts, vouchers, deeds, transcripts of transactions, and notes, mainly written or collected by the personal or family treasurers of the Comte d'Artois (including his reign as King Charles X) and of his grandson, the count of Chambord and duke of Bordeaux. The collection documents the management of the Comte d'Artois's personal and household finances from 1773 until his permanent exile following the July Revolution of 1830, with documents concerning some family estates extending back to 1535. It also documents the management of the Comte de Chambord's personal and household finances through 1855. Most items are from the pre-Revolutionary period (1773-1789), the Restoration (1814-1830), or items concerning the Comte de Chambord (from 1828-1855), including expenses for his education and begging letters received by him or his tutors. Materials from Restoration period include a complete set of annual accounts of the Comte d'Artois's household from 1815-1830.


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