Gaston Liébert Papers,1866-1929

Collection Number: 4435

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gaston Liébert papers, 1866-1929.
Collection Number:
4435
Creator:
Gaston Liébert.
Quantity:
3.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, clippings, letters, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters, documents, and photographs of Gaston Liébert, including official correspondence with Paris and Hanoi and personal correspondence from other French diplomats in China and Indochina. Material emphasizes problems in the Sino-Vietnamese border area during 1899-1900 and activities of Vietnamese revolutionaries in China, Macao, and Hong Kong before and during World War I. There are also documents relating tariff and debt negotiations with China after the Boxer Rebellion and to an British commercial treaty with China.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Gaston Ernest Liébert was born in Paris in 1866. He entered the Naval College in 1884 and served in the Navy for seven years. In 1893, he entered the diplomatic corps and was sent to the Far East in 1898. He served as French Vice-Consul to Pakhoi and Tunghing (China), 1899-1901; envoy for a special mission to the French Legation in Peking following the Boxer Rebellion, 1901-1902; French Consul to Hong Kong, 1903-1916; and Consul-General in New York, 1916

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, documents, and photographs of Gaston Liébert, including official correspondence with Paris and Hanoi and personal correspondence from other French diplomats in China and Indochina. Material emphasizes problems in the Sino-Vietnamese border area during 1899-1900 and activities of Vietnamese revolutionaries in China, Macao, and Hong Kong before and during World War I. There are also documents relating tariff and debt negotiations with China after the Boxer Rebellion and to an British commercial treaty with China.
Included is a large mss. map, 1900; copies of dispatches and political directives; personal papers from Liébert's career, from Naval School in 1887, to his naval duty, and to his diplomatic and foreign affairs responsibilities in various places; social and family correspondence from his years in New York; an album of copies of documents and photographs relating to Liébert family history and genealogy; a 1901 correspondence book; and photographs and a diary from his tenure in Peking.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Liébert, Gaston.
Cu´`o´ng Ð?ê.
Lu´o´ng, Ngoc Quy´ên.
Mai, Lão Bang.
Nguy^~en, Thiên Thuât.
Phan, Bôi Châu, 1867-1940.

Subjects:
Nationalism--Vietnam.
Diplomatic and consular service--China.
Diplomatic and consular service--United States.
Diplomats.
Consuls.

Places:
France--Foreign relations--China--20th century.
Diplomatic and consular service, French.
Vietnam--History--1858-1945.
China--History--Republic, 1912-1949.
China--History--Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gaston Liébert papers, #4435. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Pakhoi, 1899-1900
Box 1 Folder 1
Information on the Pakhoi Region
Box 1 Folder 2
Local Political and Military Developments
Box 1 Folder 3
French Strategic Concerns in the Region
Box 1 Folder 4
Incidents of Piracy and Smuggling
1899
Box 1 Folder 5
Lung Mun Affair
1899
Box 1 Folder 6
Incidents of Piracy and Smuggling
1900-1901
Box 1 Folder 7
Cases Involving Vietnamese on Chinese Territory
Box 1 Folder 8
Dealings with Chinese Officials
Box 1 Folder 9
Catholic Missions and Missionary Affairs
1899
Box 1 Folder 10
Catholic Missions and Missionary Affairs
1900
Box 1 Folder 11
Matters Relating to Kwangchow Wan and Hainan
Box 1 Folder 12
Miscellaneous Affairs
Box 1 Folder 13
Press Clippings
Hong Kong, 1913-1914
Box 2 Folder 1
General Correspondence
Jan. 1913-Apr. 1913
Box 2 Folder 2
General Correspondence
May 1913-Aug. 1913
Box 2 Folder 3
General Correspondence
July 1913-Sept. 1913
Box 2 Folder 4
Personal Correspondence - French Consulate at Canton
1913
Box 2 Folder 5
Personal Correspondence - Govenor General's Office (Hanoi)
1913
Box 2 Folder 6
Personal Correspondence - Other
1913
Box 2 Folder 7
Arrest of Vietnamese with Bombs in Hong Kong
1913
Box 2 Folder 8
Phan Boi Chau and Cuong De
1913
Box 2 Folder 9
Mai Lao Bang
1913
Box 2 Folder 10
Press Clippings
1913
Box 2 Folder 11
General Correspondence
Jan. 1913-Mar. 1914
Box 2 Folder 12
General Correspondence
Apr. 1913-June 1914
Box 2 Folder 13
General Correspondence
July 1914-Sept. 1914
Box 2 Folder 14
General Correspondence
Oct. 1914-Dec. 1914
Box 2 Folder 15
Personal Correspondence - French Consulate at Canton
1914
Box 2 Folder 16
Personal Correspondence - Govenor General's Office (Hanoi)
1914
Box 2 Folder 17
Personal Correspondence - Other
1914
Box 2 Folder 18
Press Clippings
1914
Box 3 Folder 1
Information on Suspected German Plots
1914
Box 3 Folder 2
Cuong De
1914
Box 3 Folder 3
Arrest of Phan Boi Chau and Mai Lao Bang
1914
Box 3 Folder 4
Arrest of Nguyen Ba Trac (Cu Trac)
1914
Box 3 Folder 5
Arrest of Luong Ngoc Quyen (Luong Lap Nham)
1914
Box 3 Folder 6
General Correspondence
Jan. 1915-Mar. 1915
Box 3 Folder 7
General Correspondence
Apr. 1915-June 1915
Box 3 Folder 8
General Correspondence
July 1915-Sept. 1915
Box 3 Folder 9
General Correspondence
Oct. 1915-Jan. 1916
Box 3 Folder 10
Personal Correspondence - French Consulate at Canton
1915
Box 3 Folder 11
Personal Correspondence - Govenor General's Office (Hanoi)
1915
Box 3 Folder 12
Personal Correspondence - Other
1915
Box 3 Folder 13
Press Clippings
1915
Hong Kong, 1915-1916
Box 4 Folder 1
Information on Suspected German Plots
1915
Box 4 Folder 2
Phan Boi Chau
1914-1915
Box 4 Folder 3
Cuong De
1915
Box 4 Folder 4
Arrest of Hoang Trong Mau and Le Duc Nhuan
1915
Box 4 Folder 5
Arrest of Nguyen Thien Thuong (Hai Thac)
1915
Box 4 Folder 6
Agents and Informers - General
Box 4 Folder 7
Agents and Informers - Kuan Yan Fu
Box 4 Folder 8
Agents and Informers - "B.N."
Box 4 Folder 9
Chinese International Affairs
1913
Box 4 Folder 10
Chinese International Affairs
1914-1916
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence in Chinese
Box 4 Folder 12
Photographs and Name Cards
Box 4 Folder 13
Liebert's Departure
1916
Liebert
Box 5 Folder 1
Liebert - Navy
1884-1889
Box 5 Folder 2-3
Liebert - Navy
1889
Box 5 Folder 4
Liebert - Navy
1890
Box 5 Folder 5-6
Liebert - Navy
1891
Box 5 Folder 7
Liebert - Navy
1892
Box 5 Folder 8
Liebert - Diplomatic
1893
Box 5 Folder 9
Liebert - Diplomatic
1894
Box 5 Folder 10
Liebert - Diplomatic
1895
Box 5 Folder 11
Liebert - Diplomatic
1896
Box 5 Folder 12
Liebert - Diplomatic
1897
Box 6 Folder 1
Liebert
1866-1869
Box 6 Folder 2
Liebert
1879-1889
Box 6 Folder 3
Liebert
1890
Box 6 Folder 4
Liebert - Correspondence
1891
Box 6 Folder 5
Liebert - Correspondence
1892
Box 6 Folder 6
Liebert - Correspondence
1893
Box 6 Folder 7
Liebert - Correspondence
1895
Box 6 Folder 8
Liebert - Correspondence
1896
Box 6 Folder 9
Liebert - Correspondence
1897
Box 6 Folder 10
Liebert - Correspondence
undated
Box 6 Folder 11
Liebert - Correspondence
undated
Box 7 Folder 1
Liebert - Correspondence
1897-1898
Box 7 Folder 2-10
Liebert - Correspondence
1901
Box 7 Folder 11-14
Liebert - Correspondence
1902
Box 7 Folder 15
Liebert - Correspondence
1901-1902
Box 11 Folder 1
Question du Whangpou Amelioration du Pei-ho
1901
Box 11 Folder 2
Revision du tarif chinois et negotiations commercials
1901-1902
Box 11 Folder 3
Rarriff Revision
1901-1902
Box 11 Folder 4
Dette chinoise
1901-1902
Box 11 Folder 5
British Commercial Treaty with China
1902
Box 11 Folder 6
Notes sur Traie de commerce anglo-chinois
Sept. 1902
Box 12 Folder 1
New York Herold - Champagne (ship)
1898
Box 12 Folder 2
Recommendations for Legion of Honor
1901-1905
Box 12 Folder 3
Correspondence
1903
Box 12 Folder 4
Correspondence
1908
Box 12 Folder 5
Correspondence
1912
Box 12 Folder 6
Legion d'Honneur
1912
Box 12 Folder 7
Correspondence
1917
Box 12 Folder 8
Family Correspondence
1917
Box 12 Folder 9
Trask, Katrina (Yaddo)
1917
Box 12 Folder 10
Telegrams
1917
Box 12 Folder 11
Correspondence
1918
Box 12 Folder 12
Correspondence
Dec. 1918-Jan. 1919
Box 12 Folder 13
Legion d'Honneur
1919
Box 12 Folder 14
Correspondence
Feb. 1919-Aug. 1919
Box 12 Folder 15
Congradulations for Legion of Honor
Sept. 1919-Oct. 1919
Box 12 Folder 16
Correspondence
Sept. 1919-Dec. 1919
Box 12 Folder 17
Congradulations, vita, etc.
1919-1920
Box 12 Folder 18
Correspondence
1920
Box 12 Folder 19
Correspondence
1920-1921
Box 12 Folder 20
Courrier des Etats-Unis
May 15, 1921
Box 12 Folder 21
New York and Havana
1916-1923
Box 12 Folder 22
Numbered Letters
1916-1923
Box 12 Folder 23
Correspondence
1919-1929
Box 12 Folder 24
Appointment as Ministre Plenipotentaire a New York
1923
Box 12 Folder 25
Correspondence
n.d.
Box 12 Folder 26
Notes on Astrological (?) Consultations
Box 12 Folder 27
Notes sur les origines des populations de l'Europe occidentales
Box 12 Folder 28
Notes on Georges de Farensbach
Documents
Box 8
Certificate of Confirmation
1877
Box 8
Diploma - Bachelier es Sciences
1884
Box 8
Broadside - Bal du Mardi Gras
1886
Box 8
Passports to Constantinople and St. Petersburg
1894,1897
Box 8
Safe Conduct decree - St. Petersburg
1894
Box 8
Calling cards
ca. 1917
Photographs
Box 9
Visiting cards, portraits
Box 10
Album - portraits and medallions